Sunday 14 December 2014

Trnovski gozd

Abieti-Fagetum dinaricum - Dinaric forest of beech and silver fir
Fagetum subalpinum dinaricum - subalpine beech forest on Mali Golak
Beech Fagus sylvatica
Norway Spruce forest (Piceetum) at Smrečje
Crossbills Loxia curvirostra
Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus
Ice-covered higher parts of the forest, with the village of Predmeja in the front.
Alpine Accentors Prunella collaris
A pleasant walk in sunny Trnovski gozd on Friday. Concentrated mainly around Mali Golak (1492 m - the highest mountain on the plateau). On the bird front mainly common forest birds: especially lots of Crossbills Loxia curvirostra, a Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius, Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula ect. The highlight was a flock of 7 ALPINE ACCENTORS Prunella collaris on the rocky slopes of mount Čaven (southern edge of Trnovski gozd).