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  May Photo Tour information

20.05. - 27.05.2021
28.05. - 04.06.2021

All about the Bee-eaters: copulation, fights, feeding the female Bee-eater from the male one.
On the top are the Bee-eaters. This is the best time for shooting copulation, fights for territory between the birds, feeding of the female Bee-eater from the male one, and other actions tipical for their natural behavior. The permanent hide which is built in the colony helps a lot for this. The hide has panoramic view and is perfect for pictures of flying birds. A lot of other attractive species visit the colony - Common Wheatear, Izabelline Wheatear, Woodchat Shrike. The copulations are between 21-22 May to 4-5 June.
Other main species are: Roller, Golden Oriole, Hoopo,Black Stork, Little Bittern, Great Reed Wabler, Long-legged Buzzard , Little Owl. The Little Owl can be take on in her natural area between the rocks of the canyon. Our recommendation is paying attention to the calm and attractive couple of Little Owl, which family is in a farm from five years (check the Gallery - Recent photos 2013, 2014 and Guest gallery too).
On the place where the birds 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.
Photography with sound: –°uckoo, Black-headed Bunting, Yellow Hammer, Barred Wabler, Wryneck, Nightjar.
Car window photography: Black-headed Bunting, Red-backed Schrike,Lesser Grey Shrike.
Opportunities for other species: Booted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle; Eagle Owl; Syrian Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and Gray Woodpecker; Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Moorhen, Kingfisher;
You have to use: permanent hides for Bee-eaters, Long-leght Buzzard, Roller and fruit eating Golden Oriole; floating hide, mobile hides to the place where birds drink water and have a shower; Roller, Cuckoo and Little Owl. Excellent opportunities for macro photos and photoshooting mammals - European Souslik, Muskrat, Brown Hare and Bat.
Our special offer: after 1 of June you can take pictures to Golden Orioles which are eating fruits; photoshooting of Nightjar too.
Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival at Bucharest airport and transfer to a small family hotel located in Rusenski Lom Nature Park. Within the next hours we will visit the places so you become familiar with the set up.
Day 2 to 7
Five full days of bird photographing. 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. We will have dinner at the hotel.
Day 8
We have an option for an early morning session depending on the flights and transfer to the airport.
Cost
Group size: 4-6 photographers
Cost: 1 450 EUR per person single supplement
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.

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