Together with the just started astronomical summer the first migrants from Northern Europe arrived at Poda Reserve

Spotted Redhsnks together with a local Black-winged Stilt, Photo: P. Iankov, BSPB

On 21 June 2017 almost together with the just started astronomical summer, the first migrants from Northern Europe arrived at the BSPB managed Reserve Poda near Burgas. It was a flock of Spotted Redshanks, most of which adults in full breeding plumage, but also juvenile birds with them. Obviously they had a long flight, as the first they start to do was to sleep and actively feed. Another confirmation about the key role sites as Poda Reserve have as staging stations during migration, where many birds can have rest and food on their difficult and dangerous travel. As if not to think that this was an occasional flock, other guests from North started to appear at Poda, too. Tens of Black-headed Gulls were hunting as swallows on flying insects in the air around the BSPB Nature Centre, mixed with Collared Pratincoles. First Turtle Doves hurtled south, with much more relaxed flight Sand Martins also follow the ordinary direction of the autumn migration. Whether this is result of the global warming or something else, is unknown, but it is a fact that every new day brings more and more new and interesting birds, which can be seen from the BSPB Nature Centre Poda.

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BSPB Nature Conservation Centre PODA
Phone: +359 56 / 500 560
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E-mail: poda@bspb.org