Sunday 23 February 2014

From Pygmy Owl with love

Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum
Trnovski gozd in the snow
Dipper Cinclus cinclus - smart as always
Sunny afternoon in the snow-covered Trnovo forest with a PYGMY OWL above your head. Can you ask for more? I don't think so.
Sorry for the above pics, it's just a documentative phone-binning attempt. Nevertheless a great moment watching a Pygmy Owl sat for 15 minutes on the top of a fir.
Other birds in the forest included the commoner species like Coal and Willow Tit, Crossbill, Bullfinch, Brambling and so on. An unexpected surprise were 3 ROOKS in a field near Ajdovščina. Pretty scarce winter visitors here. Highlights along the Hubelj river included the pair of Dippers still building their nest, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtails. All the three river specialists.