White headed duck reflection
White headed duck reflection
Golden autumn colours white-headed duck is a small stiff-tailed duck some 45 cm long. The male has a white head with black crown, a blue bill, and reddish-grey plumage. The female has a dark bill and rather duller colouring. Its breeding habitat is lakes with open water and dense vegetation at the margin.
Justification of Red List category
Despite uncertainty about the possible large-scale inter-year movement of birds between wintering sites, mid-winter counts indicate that the population of this species has undergone a very rapid decline, which qualifies it as Endangered. The total population is now known to be considerably higher than the total recorded during these mid-winter counts, leading to some doubt about the accuracy of global trend estimates calculated solely from winter counts. It is retained as Endangered pending better data from more comprehensive winter counts providing clarity on the overall trend.Latest blogs

Griffon vulture old world vulture

Old world vulture Griffon vulture
Old world vulture Griffon vulture
The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae. It is also known as the Eurasian griffon. It is not to be confused with a different species, Rüppell's griffon vulture (Gyps rueppellii). It is closely related to the white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus).
The great crested grebeS reflections
The great crested grebeS reflections
The great crested grebe is a member of the grebe family of water birds noted for its mating display. The graceful great crested grebe is a familiar sight on our lakes and reservoirs, and is well-known for its elaborate courtship dance, during which it rises vertically out of the water and shakes its head.Latest image news
Juvénile Stock land on tree top at sunset during thunder storm
Juvénile Stock land on tree top at sunset during thunder storm
Juvenile White storks sleep in small group on top of trees as they pair of for breeding. Watching White Storks riding the thermals over oachers cottage is a sight you will not forget and eagerly your next visit. Once visited Bulgaria many people return to explore.Latest updates blog and photo news
Little brown birds not to be missed
Little brown birds not to be missed
The dunnock is a small passerine, or perching bird, found All over Europe and Asia is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which consists of mountain species. The dunnock (Prunella modularis) small brown and grey bird, quiet and unobtrusive, thats often seen on its own, creeping around garden flower beds or near to a bush, moving rather nervous, shuffling or flicking its wings. Rival males seen together the photographer is treated to spectacular session of wing-flicking and loud calling adding to drama to this little brown bird
Dunnocks are shy birds, a diet of small insects, worms and seeds
similar in size to the House Sparrow a rather drab looking brown bird, with a mixture of grey on the head and chest and brown elsewhere. Originating in the Himalayas often refused to as ‘Hedge Sparrow. Dunnock breeding behaviour is an amazing sight watching the males pecking at the female cloaca to displace any sperm from a previous mating, before mating themselves to ensure fertilise as many eggs as possible, Dunnocks were successfully introduced into New Zealand between 1865 and 1896. A small bird, 14 cm in length with a 20 cm wingspan, similar in size to the House Sparrow.News and features updates
Grey heron warm autumn evening
Grey heron warm autumn evening
The grey heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in autumn.
The grey heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird
The grey heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird
The grey heron is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. Sometimes straying into gardens with ponds, the grey heron is a big bird that is easily recognised when stood stock-still waiting for a fish. ... A tall, often solitary bird, the grey heron is one of the UK's and Europe’s most familiar birds.Latest updates on images uploads
Great white

Young White Storks first flight

First flight over nest
First flight over nest
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird that belongs to the family: Ciconiidae. There are two sub-species of white stork, the African White Stork which is found in North West and Southern Africa and the European White Stork which is found in Europe.

Dramatic sky snow covered ground Hunting Buzzard

Dramatic sky snow covered ground
Dramatic sky snow covered ground
Stunning evening skies as the hunter glides over snow covered ground, Malomirovo village the location of Poachers cottage is blessed with regular skies full of dramatic reds, purples and deep blues as the light fades. This photograph was taken 200 yards from the cottage truly a beautiful stunning sight, Buzzards live all year around the village increasing during autumn migration.

Red breasted robin

Red breasted robin: The term robin is also applied to some birds in other families with red or orange breasts. These include the American robin (Turdus migratorius), which is a thrush, and the Australasian robins of the family Petroicidae, the relationships of which are unclear.

The saker falcon is a large species of falcon.

The saker falcon is a large species of falcon.
The saker falcon is a large species of falcon.
The saker falcon is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from central Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China
Flock in aerial display Strandja mountains
Flock in aerial display Strandja mountains
Starlings flight display over a farmers herd of milking cows Malomirovo Strandja mountains BulgariaLatest news and blogs click here
Migration large and small groups travel to Bulgaria
Migration large and small groups travel to Bulgaria
Migration spring and autumn see large and small groups travel to Bulgaria from Africa for summer breeding. Storks return to the same village year after year they pair for life can be seen sleeping in trees feeding in meadows in large groups.Latest news on uploads and blog features

Sunset White Stork

Sunset White Stork
Sunset White Stork
White Stork evening sunset ball of fire
The white stork is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100–115 cm from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155–215 cm wingspan.
Crested grebe with her eggs Rutland water nature reserve
Crested grebe with her eggs Rutland water nature reserve
Great crested grebe captured with her eggs in full view of the cameraNews latest updates
Proudly displaying his catch
Proudly displaying his catch
Proudly displaying his catch ready to be handed over to his breeding partnerUpdates

Hoopoe

Hoopoe
Hoopoe
Hoopoes are colourful birds found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for their distinctive "crown" of feathers. Three living and one extinct species
Hunting a Buzzard at sunset
Hunting a Buzzard at sunset
Buzzard hunts as the sunset over the Strandja mountains Bulgaria captured on Nikon D850 Sigma sports 150-600 lens, the warm glow of orange adds to the photograph.Latest updates
.little Egret catchers a meal of fresh fish.
.little Egret catchers a meal of fresh fish.
After spends hours in the hide I was rewarded with this picture of the Little Egret walking along the shore line as the light started to fade he scooped up his evening mea pushing the shutter butter at just the right moment with the Nikon D850 and Sigma sports 150-600 lens the idea combination for wildlife work from a static hide Rutland water nature reserve.Keep up to date with the latest