Friday, 9 January 2009

Shipka to Instanbul

Had a juvenile Goshawk and Merlin at Shipka before heading off on our journey. Now at Instanbul which was a long journey due to a snow storm last night.

The journey through Thrace was characterised by snow covered farm land. A few Buzzards dotted around, Hooded Crows, the odd flock of Common Gull, Jackdaws and one flock of 50+ larks over the road.

Got to Instanbul with an hour of light- thousands of gulls (mainly Black-headed) in the Marmara Sea near the fishing port. A couple of Sandwich Terns buzzing around, a flock of Coot on the sea and a few Great-crested Grebe.

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