Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Top to bottom: Syrian, Great-spotted, Black (female) and Syrian Woodpeckers.
Spent the day round Shipka village and the Shipka monastery- Quite a high density of Syrian and Great-spotted Woodpecker (do these species hybridise?) in the same habitat. There were two Black Woodpeckers in the pines by the monastery.
Great Tit is an abundant bird round here. Also recorded multiple (upto 10) Crossbills, Marsh Tit, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Siskin, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Starling, Wren, Jays and single Hawfinch, Bullfinch, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Goldcrest and Raven.

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