During the last four days I’ve been relaxing and birding with a visiting Danish birder in Bolu. For the entire period the weather was fantastic as was the birding.
Sunrise birding in thew forest offered Grey-headed, Green, Syrian and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kruper’s Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Common Crossbill, Goshawk, Hawfinch, lots of Serins and an adult Eastern Imperial Eagle at 6:30 and minus 5 Celsius.
But Bolu is the place for raptors. No doubt.
We saw 40+ Black Vultures at close range both sitting and flying overhead. It is fascinating to see how the Ravens turn out to be small dots compared to the giants.
About 10 Eastern Imperials Eagles also gave very good views – both young and adult birds.
Other birds from the area include Lammergeier, Egyptian Vulture and Great Spotted Eagle in Inözü Vadisi and the first Little Crakes passing through Mogan.