http://theurbanbirder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2014-12-01-10.46.26-4.jpg 899 1600 David Lindo http://theurbanbirder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/tub-logo123.png David Lindo2014-12-01 22:58:002015-02-25 16:25:16I really love owls! Day 1 Serbia Long-eared Owl Trip
Day one of my TUB Tours trip to Serbia went very well. Over 750 Long-eared Owls plus a possible Short-eared Owl had my group in raptures.
Other birds seen today and yesterday afternoon included a drake Goosander seen in flight over the Danube in Belgrade (a very scarce bird), Pygmy Cormorant, Sparrowhawk and a Marsh Harrier. There were an unusual large number of Long-eared Owls this winter due to an exceptional breeeding season. The town square in Kikinda, the world’s Long-eared Owl capital, was alive with owls. We counted just under 500 birds!
A gaggle of owls in Kikinda
Great Spotted Woodpecker