Wednesday 20 September 2023

Bulgaria Day Three

Got up early again and did the moths and then in the morning I headed over to Shabla Tusla (Ebird list here) while Arjun did his surveys around the village. Arjun is doing his Cambridge Geography BSc dissertation on small wilding projects and using our project here as a case study. 

In the afternoon we were due to pick up Roger Browne but his flight was delayed so we did a bit more around Kamen Bryag before I set off to Kavarna to meet Roger while Arjun did his afternoon surveys. It was Roger's first visit to Bulgaria/ Eastern Europe so it took us three hours to do the usual 15 mins back stopping all the way to look at all the roadside birds. 

Juvenile Bee-eater and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on the plot
First-winter male Redstart
White Wagtails on the road- had over 500 along the street from Sveti Nikola to Kamen Bryag
A few of the more distinctive moths that I still need to identify (above and below) 
Spotted Clover
Centre-barred Sallow
Scenes in the moth trap- pretty epic! 
Convolvulus Hawkmoths 

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