събота, 12 юли 2014 г.

Second national BirdID training: day 3

Day 3 from the training was under risk of heavy rain too. Today our group was larger since more people joined for the weekend. Today we wanted to go to a mountain shelter next to a lake called "Strashno ezero". Literary translated the name of the lake means "the scary lake". The reason for this name is the high risk of thunders that occur in that area. Apparently there is a lot of ore in the cliffs around that attract the thunders.

The first part of the route was even steeper than on the previous day. However, the part after that was nice to walk and quite a few birds turned up. There were more of my favourite Alpine Accentors. At a place we had quite a few juveniles.

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Alpine Accentor juv, copyright Iordan Hristov
Further along we had Water Pipits and Siskins, which people appreciated.

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Water Pipit, copyright Iordan Hristov
There were also a few orchids ...

Pseudorchis albida, copyright Iordan Hristov
Pseudorchis albida, copyright Iordan Hristov
Saxifraga rotundifolia, copyright Iordan Hristov
Saxifraga rotundifolia, copyright Iordan Hristov
and again more superb landscapes.