събота, 25 май 2013 г.

New birding trip around Bulgaria: 22-30.05.2013

A second trip around Bulgaria commenced a couple of days ago. Pretty busy in the early morning starts and late evenings. Will be adding a few images from the trip now and then.

In the mean time, have a look at my images from last week where I also want to add a few more images.

Here is the first and one of my most favourite for the moment.
Barn Swallow photography
Barn Swallow photography © Iordan Hristov 
© Iordan Hristov 


Masked Shrike photography
Masked Shrike photography © Iordan Hristov
Turtle Dove photography
Turtle Dove photography © Iordan Hristov 
Collared Pratincole © Iordan Hristov 

Night Heron © Iordan Hristov 
Squacco Heron photography
Squacco Heron photography © Iordan Hristov 
Cormorant photography
Cormorant photography © Iordan Hristov 
Dalmatian Pelican photography

Dalmatian Pelican photography © Iordan Hristov 

Dalmatian Pelican photography
Hunting Dalmatian Pelicans © Iordan Hristov 
House Sparrow
House Sparrow © Iordan Hristov 
 Marsh Warbler photography
 Marsh Warbler photography © Iordan Hristov 

Roller photography
Roller photography © Iordan Hristov 

Rose-colored Starling photography
Rose-colored Starling photography © Iordan Hristov 
Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Bottle-nosed Dolphin © Iordan Hristov 
Bottle-nosed Dolphin
Bottle-nosed Dolphin © Iordan Hristov 
Ring Ouzel photography
Ring Ouzel photography © Iordan Hristov 
Wren photography
Wren photography © Iordan Hristov 


More are coming soon...
In the meantime, have a look at the final list of birds we saw during the trip. A fantastic list of 189 bird species for 9 day period in May 2013:
English name Scientific name
1 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
2 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
3 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
4 White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
5 Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
6 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
7 Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
8 Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus
9 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
10 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
11 Great White Egret Egretta alba
12 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
13 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
14 Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
15 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
16 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
17 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
18 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
19 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
20 Mute Swan Cygnus olor
21 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
22 Gadwall Anas strepera
23 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
24 Garganey Anas querquedula
25 Shoveler Anas clypeata
26 Pochard Aythya ferina
27 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
28 Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
29 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
30 Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
31 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
32 Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
33 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
34 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
35 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
36 Buzzard Buteo buteo
37 Steppe Buzzard Buteo vulpinus
38 Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
39 Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
40 Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
41 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
42 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
43 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
44 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus
45 Hobby Falco subbuteo
46 Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
47 Peregrine Falco peregrinus
48 Chukar Alectoris chukar
49 Partridge Perdix perdix
50 Quail Coturnix coturnix
51 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
52 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
53 Coot Fulica atra
54 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
55 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
56 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
57 Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
58 Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
59 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
60 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
61 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
62 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
63 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
64 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
65 Little Stint Calidris minuta
66 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
67 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
68 Little Gull Larus minutus
69 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
70 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
71 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
72 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
73 Little Tern Sterna albifrons
74 Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
75 Yellow-legged Gull Larus  michahellis
76 Feral Pigeon Columba livia
77 Stock Dove Columba oenas
78 Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
79 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
80 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
81 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
82 Scops Owl Otus scops
83 Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
84 Little Owl Athene noctua
85 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
86 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
87 Common Swift Apus apus
88 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
89 Roller Coracias garrulus
90 Hoopoe Upupa epops
91 Wryneck Jynx torquilla
92 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
93 Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius
94 Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
95 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
96 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
97 Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
98 Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
99 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
100 Woodlark Lullula arborea
101 Skylark Alauda arvensis
102 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
103 Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris
104 Swallow Hirundo rustica
105 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
106 House Martin Delichon urbica
107 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
108 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
109 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
110 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
111 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
112 Pied/White Wagtail Motacilla alba
113 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
114 Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
115 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
116 Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
117 Dipper Cinclus cinclus
118 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
119 Dunnock Prunella modularis
120 Robin Erithacus rubecula
121 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
122 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
123 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
124 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
125 Stonechat Saxicola torquata rubicola
126 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
127 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
128 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
129 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
130 Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
131 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
132 Blackbird Turdus merula
133 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
134 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
135 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
136 Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
137 Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
138 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
139 Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
140 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
141 Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
142 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
143 Eastern Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
144 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
145 Whitethroat Sylvia communis
146 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
147 Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
148 Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
149 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
150 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
151 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
152 Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata
153 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
154 Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
155 Marsh Tit Parus palustris
156 Sombre Tit Parus lugubris
157 Coal Tit Parus ater
158 Great Tit Parus major
159 Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
160 Nuthatch Sitta europaea
161 Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
162 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
163 Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
164 Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra
165 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
166 Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
167 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
168 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
169 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
170 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
171 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
172 Serin Serinus serinus
173 Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
174 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
175 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
176 Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
177 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
178 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
179 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
180 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
181 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
182 Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus
183 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
184 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
185 Jay Garrulus glandarius
186 Magpie Pica pica
187 Jackdaw Corvus monedula
188 Raven Corvus corax
189 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix