Saturday, 17 July 2010

Nightwatch

Yesterday's night "safari trip" on the Karst (both Italian and Slovenian) produced some interesting mammals as well as some birds. 2 BEECH MARTENS were seen (1 near Briščki - TS and 1 near Dutovlje - SLO); near Mavhinje a Nightjar was singing. In a small patch of oak/pine wood near Dutovlje (SLO) 2 Tawny Owls were present (seen very well); 1 ad singing and 1 probable juv/imm, giving an odd call. In the background many Edible Dormice were squeaking and one even passed in the owl's field of view, showing well up in the trees.