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Friday 10th August 2018

Bitterns and a Hobby

Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 5

Wednesday 11th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 4

Thursday 5th July 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 3

Wednesday 27th June 2018

The Danube Delta - Day 2

Friday 15th June 2018

The first afternoon

Tuesday 5th June 2018

A long journey to......

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Week ending 11th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Local trips.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scotland - the last three days

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Scotland day 6

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Scotland - Day 5 - A mammal day

Friday 13th April 2018

Scotland - Days 3 & 4

Thursday 12th April 2018

Scotland - Day2

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Scotland - Day 1

Wednesday 4th April 2018

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Monday 4th June 2018

So it was in the vehicle at 5.00am for a 15 minute drive to the first hide. It accomodated all 6 of us with a toilet of sorts. We had to arrive around dawn as one of the target species, White-tailed Eagle, would not perform if we were seen. The bait was two large fishes that were anchored down and then it was time to wait for developments.

Weather was cloudy with the odd shower, but warm - rising to lower 20's centigrade.

The usual Hooded Crows soon came in.

arguing over the food.

Settling down, another of the target species, Golden Jackal, quickly made a cautious appearance. This is an African species that is beginning to colonise Europe. In fact our Danish members said that the odd one had been reported in Denmark.

and then we were checked out by a Raven, a naturally very wary species.

with up to five Golden Jackals arriving.

The sole Raven soon became a pair

with displaying activity.

One White-tailed Eagle was watching proceedings from a tree top about a kilometere away but eventually flew in.

It was an immature bird and tried to feed from a fish located in the top of a tree stump

but not entirely successfully as it was severly harrassed by by the Hooded Crows and the Ravens.

After a couple of hours of frenzied activity, things quietened down. In the distance a couple of Marsh Harriers were patrolling the reedbeds and one came close enough for a photo.

Finally, we were collected at around 11.00 am to return to the hotel, lunch, downloading and a rest before the afternoon session.

Loads more photos of this session in the Recent Additions section.