On the top are Golden Oriole, Roller and Little Bittern .
The Golden Oriole shoots are possible and without stress for the birds only in the nest which are built near by the humans. Our hides are built only in areas with human presence and we guarantee that there are no problems at all for taking this photos successfully. The newborn birds usually appear on the first days of June and remain in the nest 18-19 days. After two years of experiments, our hopes are to use with success the new permanent special hide for fruit eating Golden Oriole built in 2013. Therefore after 1 of June you can take pictures to Golden Orioles which are eating fruits. The successful shooting needs dry and warm weather.
The Roller shooting through permanent hides. We have an excellent opportunity for a flying bird, portrait and carrying food. The most attractive period is the second half of June and the first 10 days of July.
The opportunities for photograph Little Bittern are the best for Bulgaria and perchance Europe. By floating hide you can shoot a singing male Little Bittern from distance only 4-5 meters, and when hunting without a problem can shoot with a macro lens from 1-2 meters. The yellow colored plants Nimphoides peltata are extremely attractive for photography Little Bittern and other waterfowl aquatic birds - Black Stork, Great Reed Wabler, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Grey Heron. The flowers bloom until mid-September (check the Gallery- Recent photos 2013, 2014 and Guest gallery too ).
More species in the fishponds: Terrapin, Ring Snake, Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), dragonflys.
During this periodperiod the Bee-eaters are less active and the copulations are over after 7 - 8 of June, but you can make impressive photos of Bee-eaters to the second part of July.
Other main bird species are: Black-headed Bunting , Ortolan Bunting, Hoopo, Long-leght Buzzard, Little Owl.
On the place where they drink water and having a bath, there are good opportunities for shooting Tutrle Dove, Hawfinch, Black-headed Bunting,Spanisch Sparow, Red-backed Schrike, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Red-breasted Swallow and a lot of other birds. Of course, the successful shooting needs dry and warm weather.
Photography with sound: Сuckoo, Black-headed Bunting, Yellow Hammer, Barred Wabler, Wryneck, Nightjar.
Car window photography: Black-headed Bunting, Red-backed Schrike,Lesser Grey Shrike.
Arrival at Bucurest/Varna/Sofia airport and a transfer to a small family hotel located in Rusenski Lom Natural Park. In the next hours we will visit the places so you can become familiar with the set up.
Days 2 to 6
We will wake up early in the morning before sunrise. After a short breakfast we will leave for the hides. The best time for taking photos is between 6.00 -11.00 am and 4.00- 8.00 pm. The wetland consists of 5 different in size, shape, lights and shadows fishponds. The different species prefer different fishponds and depending on your wish you can take photos at one fishpond in the morning and at another in the afternoon . There are two ways to operate. First, the photographer moves very slowly in the fishpond toward the birds and every 2-3 meters stands still for 2-3 minutes. Secondly, the photographer chooses a place stands still and waits for the birds to come nearby. We will have lunch at the hotel.
We have an option for an early morning session depending on the flights and transfer to the airport.
Group size: 3 (4) photographers
Cost: 1 200 EUR per person
Single supplement: 50 EUR
Deposit: 250 EUR
Price includes: Airport transfers (from and to Bucurest Airport), local transportation, accommodation, 3 meals per day, use of hides and guides.
Price excludes: International flights, travel insurance, alcohol and all items of purely personal nature