Hot Hot Hot!!!
Spent a few hours out on the Reserve yesterday, baking in the hot Sun even though it was late afternoon. Surprisingly good birding for both the temperature and time of day.
White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier(being mobbed, first by Whiskered Tern and then by Squacco), Buzzard, Little Owl (very active), Dalmatian Pelican, Mute Swan with juveniles, Pygmy Cormorant, Flock of 120 Cormorant, Mixed Heronry of Purple, Grey, Little and Great Egrets, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis and Night Heron. Great-crested Grebe, Coot,
Magpie, Golden Oriole, Jay, Starling, Bee-eater, Middle Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Spotted Flycatcher, Nightingale, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Hawfinch, Redstart, Tree Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Whitethroat,
Not many Pelicans to report as most have set off on their journey South but between 15 and 20 Pairs with juveniles remain. These may be late or second breeding birds.
We have a group of visitors arriving on Saturday for 3 nights and I will post the results of our time in the field after the weekend. Only one photo this time used with the kind permission of Lee Gregory a recent guest. I promise more photos next week.
P.S. Did any of our Bulgarian friends catch us on the lunchtime news on Kanal 1 yesterday?