Pelican Lake Guesthouse Environmental Project Centre, Srebarna.

We live at the Pelican Lake Guesthouse & Environmental Project Centre Srebarna, adjacent to the Biosphere Reserve in North East Bulgaria. We provide regular updates on our project work and reports on activity on the reserve. We co-operate closely with a number of other conservation organisations to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife and the environment. Details of our current projects and info about Pelican Lake Guesthouse can be found here;

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Freezing Over.............

Even with bright sunny afternoons the lake is well on it's way to freezing over

Todays pictures show that almost 30% of the lake has frozen in the last week.
You can see from the lighter patches.

Numerous geese and coots are still around and we could see a large group of around 30 Swans in the distance from our living room window.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Holiday Greetings

Hi to all and we hope you are enjoying the Holidays.Three sightings of Pelicans in the past week. A group of 4 seen by Kolyo Mihof 7 days ago, my friend Luba saw 3 last Saturday days ago and we saw a solitary Dalmatian the day before. We had our first snow on Xmas day .

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Christmas Message for All!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

From our window

A female Grey-headed Woodpecker sat quietly while I struggled to get a shot from our living room window.
Many sightings last week of male and female but this is the closet we have got in our neighbours garden.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Walk out to Winter

It was hard to believe it was the 15th of December today as we took our daily walk around the lake.
The strength of the sun was quite intense, as you can see from this picture.Our thermometer registered 31 degrees when left in direct sunlight and 14 when in the shade.

A confusing time for the wildlife with many butterflies and dragonflies around and very active for this time of year.
We saw a lone Dalmatian Pelican soaring over the water, maybe it was a late Southerly bound migrant from the Danube Delta or an early scout from warmer climes checking out the lay of the land for the breeding colony due back here in late January or early February.

We also had a fantastic sighting of a Black Woodpecker through the scope from a distance of just 20 metres.