Sunday 26 October 2014

In Brown Bear's kingdom

Welcome to the kingdom of bears
Krokar primary (virgin) forest in the fog
Predominant forest type with lots of conifers
Kočevska Reka
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius - female
Spent the whole weekend roving in the forests of Kočevje with a group of friends. The area represents the largest forest system in Slovenia and along with the Snežnik plateau and Gorski Kotar (in nearby Croatia) makes up one of the largest wilderness areas in Europe.
Highlights included a BROWN BEAR Ursus arctos seen at twilight on a forest glade, a confiding Ural Owl Strix uralensis, Grey-headed Picus canus & Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius and Peregrine Falco peregrinus.