|Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius|
|Middle Spot on a Norway spruce Picea abies - unusual to see this bird on conifers|
Overall pretty much the same mix of forest birds as last Sunday, including several Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and good passage of small passerines. Black Redstarts Phoenicurus ochruros were literally on every bush in the upper part of the mountain (something like +80 ind.).
|Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros - male (commoner than females)|
|Black Redstart female|
Two unexpected raptors were a juvenile Hobby Falco subbuteo and a Peregrine Falco peregrinus. Both aggressively mobbed by the resident Ravens Corvus corax.
A nice sight were also 7 Ravens feeding on a fresh Roe Deer's carcass in the forest.
|Lichens on a conifer|
|Mountain pine Pinus mugo|
|Small cliff face on Mali Snežnik (the "Lesser Snežnik")|
|A look eastwards from the mountain's top. Forests extending into Croatia as well. The cliffs above the Kolpa valley are visible.|
Below a couple of shots from the past days, taken on the Karst. My new superzoom camera seems to be doing a good job.
|Marsh Tit Poecile palustris|
|Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius - female|
|Green Woodpecker Picus viridis|