Thursday 8 August 2013

Dipper afternoon

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.