|White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos by Martin Senič|
|Female White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos by Martin Senič|
During the day we visited some amazing parts of the Snežnik forests, including some old beech woodlands and spruce-covered Karstic dolines where common mountain birds were present (all tit species, Crossbills Loxia curvirostra, Siskins Carduelis spinus, Ravens Corvus corax ect.).
|Autumn colours in the forest - Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus|
|Mixed forest with Norway Spruce Picea abies and Beech Fagus sylvatica|
|A Silver Fir Abies alba in mountain beech forest|
|A look towards Croatia - forests as far as the eye can see|
|Brambling Fringilla montifringilla|
|Brown Bear's footprints|
Last week I also re-visited the site of the Karstic URAL OWLS Strix uralensis and in the evening the pair appeared in front of me once again! They showed brilliantly for some 15 minutes or so, before it became dark enough for them to "disappear" in the beech trees where they were perched. A noisy Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius kept mobbing them all the time, while a distant Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus was calling. Magic moments.