Monday, 4 June 2018

Slovenia Road Trip Day 6

Another great day with Domen and Sara from Wild Slovenia.

In the morning we visited Nanos and in the afternoon we stayed around Lake Cerknica.

 View from Nanos 
 Globe Orchid 
 Swallowtail, also Scarce Swallowtail today 
 Large Wall Brown
 Pearly Heath
Common and Mazarine Blues
Marsh Fritillary
 Heath Fritillary (above and below) 

Heath Fritillaries
Ilex Hairstreak
Grizzled Skipper 
 Bloody Pink 
 Siberian Iris 
 Domen and Sara looking out from Nanos
Rock Bunting. Also at Nanos; Blue Rock Thrush, Short-toed Eagle, Tree Pipit and Skylark 
 Cerknica Lake- a temporary karst lake that disappears down a sink hole each summer. Approx 40 pairs of Corncrakes breed in the remaining wet meadows. 
 Ashy-headed Wagtail . Other typical birds in the lake area include Marsh Warbler, Whinchat and Corncrake. Also Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Whitethroat, and Sedge Warbler.  
 Adriatic Lizard Orchid
Puss Moth (cheers Simon for re-identification- not a Leopard Moth) 


Arjun Dutta said...

Wow - those butterflies are just stunning, not to mention some of the birds there!

Simon Colenutt said...

Great shots, the moth is a Puss Moth and not a Leopard.

Peter Alfrey said...

Cheers! I've amended the Moth id- cheers Simon (I should have known that one)