Bolu at its best

Kruper's Nuthatch

Kruper’s Nuthatch

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.

Serin

Serin

But Bolu is the place for raptors. No doubt.

Black Vultures and a Raven

Black Vultures and a Raven

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

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.

Imperial Eagle

Imperial Eagle

About 10 Eastern Imperials Eagles also gave very good views – both young and adult birds.

Imperial Eagles having fun

Imperial Eagles having fun

Other birds from the area include Lammergeier, Egyptian Vulture and Great Spotted Eagle in Inözü Vadisi and the first Little Crakes passing through Mogan.

Kruper's Nuthatch

Kruper’s Nuthatch

 

Silas

 

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