Sunday 30 October 2011

Bulgaria – Djulinski Pass – 21st September 2011

The Djulinski Pass runs along a hilly landscape from Gjulijovica to Djulino and produced some quite fantastic birding and scenery.

Woodpeckers are frequent as the road passes through the wooded areas, Greater Spotted, Lesser Spotted, Syrian, Green and Grey-Headed.  Red-backed Shrikes can be seen all along the road side and in many of the villages.  Finally, at one spot we saw a calling Sombre Tit, one of our target birds.

East Anglia Year Count: 156
Bulgarian Count: 120
Life bird count: 414. Year bird count: 253. Month bird count: 145 (Sep).
Photo: Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

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