|Female Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus|
|White-backed Woodpecker habitat|
|Mt. Snežnik from an unusual point of view|
|Lycopodium sp. - a common moss in these forests|
|Helleborus niger - early flowers|
|Alpine Chamoise Rupicapra rupicapra|
Otherwise we also had close views of a female THREE-TOED WOODPECKER Picoides tridactylus (see above). An Alpine Chamois Rupicapra rupicapra was also of note and we were a bit surprised to find some plants already sprouting the flowers: Helleborus niger, Daphne mezereum and Cardamine enneaphyllos. There was hardly any snow on the ground, which is quite odd for the season.
A Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor was seen from the road on the plains around Cerknica.
Two days ago I brought a friend to see the local EAGLE OWL Bubo bubo on the outskirts of Trieste and after the sunset we were rewarded with a singing male flying around the Karstic edge and perching on the most exposed bushes.
|Eagle Owl Bubo bubo - crappy pic but great in the reality!|