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Albena Beach

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Cape Kaliakra

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Red Breasted Flycatcher - Ficedula parva

Lots of juveniles and two adults briefly.

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Clouded Yellow - Colia crocus

A little bit the worse for wear but stunning never the less.

A beautiful sunny morning of Red Breasted Flycatchers

Plus

Whitethroat - Levant Sparrowhawk - Wheatear - Black Eared Wheatear - Pied Wheatear - Blackcap - Lesser Whitethroat - Common Crane


Karmen Bryag


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Seedbeds on the clifftop at Kamen Bryag

and

2

Saker

on

the way there.


Albena Beach

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Adult

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2nd Winter

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Juvenile

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Little Egret - Egreta garzetta

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Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides

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Sea Spurge - Euphorbia paralias

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Wild Carrot - Daucus carota

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White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

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Chicory - Cichorium intybus

Swallows migrating along the beach. White wagtails in profusion and a Kingfisher

Balchik

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Yatata



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Mullein - Verbascumthapsus


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Great White Egret - Ardea alba

Rather a downcast morning

quiet
but

Pygmy Cormorant - Great White Egret - Dalmatian Pelican - Spoonbill - Cormorant - Gull Billed Tern - Red Backed Shrike

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Old prison gates near Yatata


The "Stone Forest" of Pobiti Kamani

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The 'Hammered Stones' of Pobiti Kamani

So name because they seemed to have been hammered or pile driven into the sand.


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Knapweed - Centaurea spp?

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Lichen on the "Hammered Stones"

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Pink - Dianthus spp??

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A vibrant red and black beetle. The photo that didn't get taken was when

I first noticed this ball of red in the sand. About eight battles all wrapped around a seed head.


Durankulak Lake

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White Wagtail - Motacilla alba


Very quiet but it did give a chance to enjoy the Corn Buntings singing around the lake.

and

2 Lesser Spotted Eagles

Oh to see the

Red Breasted Geese

one winter!

We had one spend the winter in Langston Harbour forty years ago.

A stand out bird amongst the Brent.





Cape Kaliakra


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House Sparrow - Passer domestics

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Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca

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Red Breasted Flycatcher - Ficedula parva


Hobby - Levant Sparrowhawk - Wheatear - Blackcap - Chiffchaff - Redstart - Willow Warbler


And in the gorge nearby

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Steppe Buzzard - Buteo buteo vulpinus


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Old Man's Beard - Clematis vitalba


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Spindle - Euonymus europaeus

Redstart - Blackcap - Willow Warbler - Chiffchaff - Purple Heron - Kingfisher


Balgarevo


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Crested Lark - Galerida cristata


Whinchat - Wheatear - Quail - Corn Bunting - Bee-eater


Shablenska Tuzla

at
dawn

Little Stint - Dunlin - Avocet - Ruff -

Pied Wagtails in their hundreds from the roost

on the way back to

Cape Kaliakra


Corn Buntings

and a

covey

of

Partridge

and

seed heads

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Cape Kaliakra

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Painted Lady's on the cliff top.


Lake Atanasovsko

Marsh Harrier - Osprey - Shellduck

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Marsh Harrier - Snipe - Spotted Redshank - Greenshank - Great White Egret - Little Egret

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Cormorant - Phalacracorax carbo

Pygmy Cormorant - Microcarbo pygmeus

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Carob Tree - Ceratonia siliqua

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