Last week's juvenile Montagu's Harrier was still there, performing well for the whole afternoon while hunting over the "moors". Other birds seen on Vremščica's plateau and surrounding areas also included: Wheatear (2 males), Whinchat (7), Common Redstart (5 males), Spotted Flycatcher (1), Willow Warbler (1 calling), Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (1 male feeding on a whitebeam), Alpine Swift, Raven (12), Black Woodpecker (1 heard), Mistle Thrush, Red-backed Shrike (4 juvs), Skylark, Chiffchaff, Kestrel. At sunset also a group of 10 Red Deers was seen feeding on an open meadow.
No Dotterels found, but all in all a good afternoon. Below are some more pics, including some botanical ones (berry season at its best!):
|Heather Calluna vulgaris|
|Rowan Sorbus aucuparia|
|Whitebeam Sorbus aria|
|Cornelian cherry Cornus mas|
|Life's not that bad after all|