Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wonderful day !

I'm in Belogradchik again.
This morning I got up at 6:00 AM. At 6:40 I was on my ringing site. The weather was very cold and windy and I wasn't expecting big number of birds for today. Total 2 Great tits. One new and the other ringed last year. Both in very good health.

These are the main food sources for the birds in the winter here in Veshtica.
Hip bush


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My first ringed bird...

I ringed my first bird 9 years ago. I was 11 years old and I've just started learning about birds. It was the beginning of the summer and the weather was very worm. My father told me that there is a swallows nest in the barn. So we decided to see if there are little swallows in the nest. When we went there we saw 4 little yellow beaks. My father made all the ringing but I helped his as much as I could. It was very exciting day for me :) This was my first ringing...Tell about yours :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2012 Calendar

I didn't have what to do so I made year 2012 calendar from my photos and I hope you would like it :P

My first bird video on youtube

Today I decided to make a video about some of the birds I've ringed. So I chose some of my best pictures and assembled the video. I know it's amateur but It's my first video so I hope you would like it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birds in Sofia

I live in Sofia more than a year and I can tell you the main bird species here.
The first bird you will see here is the Magpie. There are very large numbers of them in almost every place in the city.There are also many grey crows.

Other bird that you can see here in Sofia is the great tit. In the winter they group with other small birds to find food and often "attack" food that is left on the terraces.

One of the most interesting birds that I see here is the Green Woodpecker. But all the birds that I saw were male.

I don't count the birds that I saw in the parks in Sofia because there is different habitat and the birds there are like the birds in any small forest in Bulgaria. From what I saw here for the last year I can say that the bird variety is very poor inside the town except the park of course.

The pictures in this post are from

Spring ringing 23-24.04.2022