Yes, it is winter in Turkey. But winter at the mediterranean coast for instance is very different from central Anatolian winter. Here it gets really cold. And is it a dry cold that really feels very different from the Faroese winter.
I’ve been very busy with studies, a 3 month old baby, family life and stuff lately, so I haven’t had much time for birding.
But I have been able to get out a little. Mogan is still frozen with only one open spot, where a few Mallards, many Coot and single Red-crested Pochard linger.
At the western side of the lake I was lucky enough to locate a group of 13 Grey Partridge – a bird rarely seen in these parts.
Besides Mogans I’ve been walking around my neighbourhood. And it can give some quite good birds. A few days ago I managed to find two flocks of Long-tailed tits ssp. alpinus (probably the most boring subspecies of Long-tailed Tit).
Other birds included Syrian Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper and some Goldcrests. Not bad for a walk in the city!