Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Update on my dog, exactly 6 months old


As the title says, its my puppy, who is already 6 months old. Its pretty big, smart, but not very disciplined.









Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria


Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria. I made this clip from pretty great distance and poor light and again the Panasonic TZ80 held its ground.

This is one pretty interesting and somewhat difficult to shoot bird. It is found mostly in mountainous areas, where is difficult to approach them and even if we are lucky to have one of then close there often are a lot of branches, twigs and leafs which make it difficult to focus and follow with the camera. It doesn't help either that this birdie doesn't stop moving and often disappears from view. Anyway I managed to have a good look take a few photos at one of these.

Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris)
Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris)
Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris)
Eurasian (common) treecreeper (Certhia familiaris familiaris). Note the large nail on the back toe, which along with the shorter bill are the two main signs to differentiate this species from the very similar Short-toed treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Great Tit (Parus major major) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria


Great Tit (Parus major major) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria. The camera (Panasonic TZ80) did surprisingly good job handheld on low light and with maxed 30x zoom.

These birds are one of the more common species across Europe and are often seen in villages and towns during the winter months when they go out of the forest in search for food. They eat about everything soft enough for their thin bills, but prefer insects.

Great Tit (Parus major major) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria
Great Tit (Parus major major) at Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Short walk in the base of the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria


Short walk in the base of the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia, Bulgaria.

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