This afternoon I spent a few hours on Planinsko polje in Slovenia, looking for some characteristic birds of the fast-flowing streams. The highlight and main target was the DIPPER
which put on great show - two birds (probably the local pair) were showing brilliantly while feeding, swimming and running underwater and also while preening on the rocks or flying up and downstream. The light was pretty bad so the above photos are purely for documentation. Other typical birds of this habitat included a family of Grey Wagtails
and 2 Kingfishers
. Two nice Hobbies
were hunting over the meadows of Planinsko polje where 4 White Storks
were also feeding. About 6 Crag Martins
were also seen on the way back home, at the usual site near Postojna.