On my last trip to Veshtica my father showed me very interesting nest. It was a Blackcap nest with five eggs in it. Very interesting thing was the fact that both the male and the female were seen in the nest . I've managed to take pictures of the nest and the eggs when the parents weren't there and now I would like to share them with you.
The nest with the five eggs
As you can see the nest is not very high from the ground.
My brother sent me those amazing pictures of European green lizard / Lacerta viridis/. He made them with his cellphone ,but I think that some of them are quite amazing ,so I've decided to share them with you. I hope that you will like them.
After so many post about other wildlife , I can finally make one about birds. Last week I found some time to make a short walk near Veshtica and the results were very interesting.For the ony hour walk I found two Turdus Philomelos nests and one Coccothraustes coccothraustes nest with nesting female in it.
I think that if I had more time, I would find many more nests ,but for now I am very happy with those and I hope that they will hatch soon.
This is the first nest..
and this is the second one.
I couldn't take pictures of the Hawfinch nest ,because I was afraid that I will scare the mother..
Yesterday I made another walk near Veshtica .The weather was very cloudy ,but warm.I was searching for nests ,but I will talk about them in the other post. So for the 2 hour walk we saw many birds and one turtle. It was very shy ,but I took some pictures of it. Couple of days ago me and my brother saw a snake ,but we couldn't catch it ,because it was too fast.I think that with the warm weather much more reptiles will become active and I hope that soon I will be able to make some pictures of snakes.
In the first day of my vacation, I went to Veshtica with my brother. I couldn't find time for ringing , but my brother took this amazing picture of a Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius).
Here is some more information about this beautiful creature:
"The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. First described by Linnaeus in 1758, it is found in places with sloe thickets and particularly orchards. It is also called Sail Swallowtail or Pear-tree Swallowtail. The Southern Swallowtail (Iphiclides feisthamelii), is sometimes treated as a subspecies. Despite the name ('scarce'), this swallowtail is quite common.
It is widespread throughout Europe with the exception of the northern parts. Its range extends northwards to Saxony and central Poland and eastwards across Asia Minor and Transcaucasia as far as the Arabian peninsula, India, and western China. A few specimens of the Scarce Swallowtail have been reported from central Sweden and the UK but they were probably only strays and not migrants. The scarcity of UK migrants is responsible for the English common name. In the Alps it can be found up to altitudes of 1600 m.
The presence of Iphiclides podalirius in the floodplain of the Morava River in the Slovak Republic have been found to be a good indicator of relatively well preserved xerothermic grassland habitats with forest-steppe vegetation, which have no cutting history."