Wednesday 29 December 2010

Bucharest, 29 December: gulls and woodland birds of the city's parks

I spent a very nice day in the company of Cristian Mihai, birding in the city area.

This bird was a shock - a partial albino/leucistic Caspian Gull! This image is very poor - the bird was miles away and so this is a heavily cropped photo taken with two converters (a 2x and 1.4x) placed back to back to help overcome the distance; still, it gives the general impression of this interesting bird. Also in the pic are other cachinnans and michahellis.

1 cy (soon to be 2cy) cachinnans

Close up of the same bird

Nuthatch. It was great to photograph some common birds in the winter snow.

The same nuthatch
Blue tit looking nice in the snow

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