Friday, 22 July 2011

Special Birds: White Stork

Always a favourite. And in Europe the east is the place with the majority of the world's population breeding. Poland in particular hosts 10s of 1000s of pairs. On migration the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria sees huge numbers pass by in September.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Special Birds: Osprey

Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeds in the north of the region (Poland and Baltic States) and is a fairly common visitor in the south when on spring and autumn passage. This fine photo taken by Laszlo Becsy in Hungary.