Poda

01/12/2019

Hunting Harrier Poda lagoon Burgas Bulgaria
Raised hide is the ideal location for photography of this graceful raptor captured on Nikon D850 fitted with Sigma sport lens with a zoom range of 150-600.
Poda
Sitting on the verge of the (fresh water) Burgas lake and the (salt water) Black Sea, the reserve (declared in 1989) is the first territory managed by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds with as many as 265 different species of birds having been registered here.
The area not only provides safe nesting sites for many species but is also part of the migratory 'Via Pontica' - the second largest migratory route in Europe. August is therefore the perfect time to visit the centre although there is plenty to see all year round. There are several terraces and decks from where to view the birds as well as a foot trail to follow with informative boards along the way.
The centre is full of useful information including charts with all the birds (and other wildlife) that you might see and their names in 6 different languages, which was particularly helpful to us. There are clean toilet facilities and a small snack shop. Access to Poda is from the E87 coming into Burgas from Sozopol. If you are coming from the city you will need to leave at the exit of E87 and 99 and turn back on yourself.

Website
www.bspb-poda.de
Email
poda@bspb.org
Open
Open 09:00 - 18:30.
Price/Additional Info
Admission: adults 4 leva, children 2 leva - includes the use of binoculars and telescopes.

Eastern Imperial Eagle

02/01/2020

See, watch and photograph Eagle
See, watch and photograph Eastern Imperial Eagle foothills Strandja mountains Bulgaria the birds of prey nest in the area during breeding time you can often see the nest guard with his spotter scope trained on the nest. The volunteers stand guard 24 hrs 7 days a week during egg incubation chicks hatch after 43 days and a breeding pair usually rears 1-3 young. With a conservation status as vulnerable (Population decreasing)the birds well feathered legs mark it as a member of the subfamily Aquilinae. Opportunistic predator mostly smallish mammals are its targets. Living preference tall woods, large mature trees with plains and open ground, relatively flat habitats. The eastern imperial eagle is quite a large eagle adult length range from 27 to 35 in with a typical wingspan of 5 ft 9 in to 7 ft 1 in. Poachers cottage is located within a short driving distance to viewing sites.

Via Pontica is the second largest migration route of birds of prey nesting in northeastern Europe spending the winter in Africa. Spring and autumn the invisible sky highway over Burgas Bulgaria known as the Via Pontica is filled with thousands of Raptors.

Blacktoft sands

03/01/2020

Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which leases the site from Associated British Ports. The site is on the southern bank of the Ouse, opposite the village of Blacktoft, and is a wetland.
Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which leases the site from Associated British Ports. The site is on the southern bank of the Ouse, opposite the village of Blacktoft, and is a wetland.

Whisby Nature Park

08/01/2020

Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails
Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species. Part of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and wildlife conservation charity.Looking after over 90 nature reserves, giveing wildlife a voice, home and inspire people to take action for wildlife.

Bempton Cliffs

08/01/2020

[i]Breath-taking, amazing, views when photographers and bird watchers talk about RSPB Bempton Cliffs. A half-a-million seabirds including gannets, puffins, kittiwakes and razorbills, flock to the cliffs early spring and summer breeding.
[i]Breath-taking, amazing, views when photographers and bird watchers talk about RSPB Bempton Cliffs. A half-a-million seabirds including gannets, puffins, kittiwakes and razorbills, flock to the cliffs early spring and summer breeding. A selection of cliff top viewpoints giveing spectacular views of the nesting birds that summer on the dramatic cliff coastline. Seabird Centre at the heart of the reserve tells the story of the wildlife on the cliffs. Three of the viewpoints are fully accessible with a hard surfaced path linking them in a circular route. Ride the open waves on Yorkshire Bell during on of the charity Seabird Cruises leaving from Bridlington Harbour throughout the season giving visitors truly incredible opportunity to see seabirds colonies swoop and soar. RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the top locations for seabirds of British wildlife spectacles.