Sunday, 28 August 2011

Glorious day on the Karst

A SHORT-TOED EAGLE was drifting above Repentabor (TS) several times this morning, while I was attending the traditional Kraška ohcet. Although a social event, I had the opportunity to see also a Honey Buzzard and few Ravens. The day in itself was fantastic, with bright sunshine, but fresh and clear air (due to a north-easterly wind). And the view from the top of the Tabor hill was absolutely stunning. Not to mention the breathtaking view on the Nanos plateau in nearby Slovenia!

Local patch: yesterday a short seawatch from home produced 1 adult Mediterranean Gull. Also 2 RAVENS mobbing a Common Buzzard over the pine woodland. Few days ago also some passage Common Swifts overhead and a flock of 6 Swallows feeding in mid air. Now the Blackcaps seem slightly more vocal too.