Bird tour in Croatia: After finishing the
hiking-trekking tour we have run a shorter 4WD birding tour
for a private party to see some of the specialities of the
Dalmatian coast. We had mega-prolonged views of Rock Partridges
and Sombre Tits, not to mention the usual stuff, incl. Rock
Nuthatch, Rock Trush, Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine Cough, Black-headed
Bunting, Rock Bunting, Audouin's Gull, Griffon Vultures, Eleonora's
Falcon and a pair of Lanner, next to Dubrovnik. We also had
great encounters with several butterfly-rarities, incl. Nettle-tree
Butterfly, Lang's Short-tailed Blue, Mountain Argus, the very
local Dalmatian Ringet and one Iolas Blue, furthermore many
Mountain Small Whites and Southern Small Whites. I never seen
so many Southern White Admirals and Southern Festoons like
this year, just like Marsh Fritillaries at newly discovered
sites. There was also a mass gradation of Black-veined Whites,
which was very memorable.
20 May, 2009
Rock Partridge, one of the top birds of Croatia. We always
have great encounters with this species.
Rock Partridge 3.
Sombre Tit - another Croatian mega.
Griffon Vultures over the Adriatic Sea at Cres Island.
Dalmatian Ringlet - local speciality with very restricted
Long-tailed Blue - not a rarity, but still a great butterfly
Southern White Admiral
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