Saturday, March 23, 2013

Recent updates

After returning from the festival stayed at home for a day or two catching up on emails etc. Weather in March is very unstable here, and its effects on bird migration were evident in recent days. Yesterday we had a dramatic sandstorm accompanied by mighty easterlies. Before visibility became almost zero, I had good raptor and stork migration over my house. In the afternoon the weather changed abruptly, and almost at once winds changed to westerlies and temperatures dropped by 10 degrees. This morning the trees in my village were just packed with sylvias and Balkan Warblers. In the evening a successful night tour with good views of nightjars and owl.

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