Bulgarian Nature Photography day 1: Ring Ouzel

I’m over in Bulgaria photographing birds and other wildlife and while Ive got internet access, I thought I’d post a species a day. Today was the first day which we spent in the mountains above Sophia where the target species were nutcracker and ring ouzel. Very heavy rain hampered the photography as the nutcrakers stayed deep in the spruce trees for shelter and the low light made for very difficult shooting conditions. Here’s a shot of ring ouzel, subspecies alpinus. You can clearly see it is much more marked than our ring ouzel, the heavy white scaling on the flanks made it a very impressive bird.

(To see more images from Bulgaria, just click the category tag ‘Bulgaria’ from at the top of this post)

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