Monday, 21 May 2012

The 150th species for the patch!

Local patch: 10 minutes of "lucky birding" from the window produced a fly-by Turtle Dove this morning - a patch tick! The bird was probably on migration as it was flying quite high and fast, without changing direction and coming straight from the sea, heading N. The species is a scarce breeder on the Karst and I've actually never seen one in Barcola. Thus the local patch list goes to 150 species!
Today also quite a few Swallows passing by, 2 Hawfinches and a female Marsh Harrier migrating over my house.
Above picture by Igor Maiorano