Jono, Dick, Dave and I got back late last night after a short but very sweet trip to the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, organised and guided by Neophron Tours. Although the main focus was on catching up with as many of possible of the region’s specialities, there were more than a few decent photo opportunities along the way, including some truly spectacular birds. So, to get the ball rolling (and until I’ve got more time for photo editing), here’s my favourite three shots, showing three of the most abundant species in open countryside: Black-headed Bunting, Red-backed Shrike, and Bee-eater.
Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus)
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