Back in Ankara

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit

It has been more than a month since we returned from the Faroes to Ankara. And it has been a busy time with studies, trips and work. So I haven’t posted anything on the blog. But well, what is there to write?

Around Ankara things look pretty much the same as every winter except for that fact that the really cold weather has not come quite yet. But it is approaching and the next weeks look rather cold.

Water Pipit

Water Pipit

This will hopefully bring some more birds to Mogan. The flocks of larks (Skylark, Calandra, Greater Short-toed and Corn Buntings) do only number a few hundred so far and the starlings also still just number a few thousands.

Cettis Warbler

Cettis Warbler

Not even the Ruddy Shelducks have really started gathering yet for real. But there are still nice birds around. Water Pipits are still around in fairly good numbers and Bearded and Penduline Tits always provide some action at least.

Linnet

Linnet

I was on a trip to the Southeast a week ago. One of the “not always very easy” birds that gave supreme views were some Eastern Rock Nuthatches.

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

Eastern Rock Nuthatch

 

Silas Olofson

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