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Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) over the BSPB Centre Poda

12.02.2015

In spite of its small territory the BSPB Poda Protected Site is an area, where it is possible often to see Globally Endangered Species of birds. All year round the Dalmatian Pelicans ( Pelecanus crispus ) are here, Yelkouan Shearwaters ( Puffinus yelkouan ) pass from the side of the sea during summer time, during winter Red-breasted Geese ( Branta ruficollis ) fly over Poda and White-headed Ducks ( Oxyura leucocephala ) find shelter here, during autumn and spring migration Poda is on the way of the Saker Falcon ( Falco cherrug ), Greater Spotted (Aquila clanga ) and...

First sights of the forthcoming Spring at Poda Protected Site

04.02.2015

First sights of the forthcoming Spring can be noticed at the BSPB managed Poda Protected Site. They can be find in the full and often heard song of the Cetti's Warbler, in the courtship displays of the Great Cormorants at nests, in the appearance of the Penduline Tit, in the calls of the Green Woodpecker and in the first flocks of Little Gulls, flying North over the site. On 03.02.2015 an adult male Saker Falcon was heading North just near the BSPB Conservation Centre. Situation with the water levels is getting normal after the recent flooding of some parts of...

No higher bird mortality at the BSPB Protected Site Poda

28.01.2015

Observations of the BSPB ornithologists do not show increasing numbers of dead birds at Poda Protected Site. After finding a dead Dalmatian Pelican on 25.01.2015 with positive result for bird flu, BSPB started daily inspections and searches for dead birds in the site. This measure was proposed by the BSPB representative, participating in the Epizootic Commission, which took place on 27.01.2015 at the Office of the Regional Governor of Burgas. The measure was included in the Governor's Order of the set of measures for Burgas Region, aiming in preventing cases of bird flu...

Miracles happen at Christmas time...and at Poda Reserve!

09.01.2015

Can you believe that this photo-session of a Great Bittern have been made with an amateur camera just from the window of the visitor's hall of the BSPB Conservation Centre Poda!? Would you believe, that these are the full frames, but not cropped ones? The strong wind and the frozen surface of the wetland ‘pushed' this rare bird to the ice free water around the centre. The rest was just ‘clicking'. The Great Bittern is a relative to the herons and egrets, but unlike them he relies on its perfect camouflage. Most often this bird stays immobile and pretends...

An odd winter at BSPB Poda Reserve

06.01.2015

The winter this year at BSPB Poda Reserve is again not as it should be. It is January already, but we did not experience a snow cover yet, the days are sunny and dry and only the minus temperatures, varying from -1 down to -8 and the yellowish vegetation can be accepted as winter attributes. And the birds, as well, of course! In time from North arrived the Mute, Whooper and Tundra Swans, latest ones - in quite unusual numbers of over 220 individuals! Half a dozen Great Bitterns within the reserve together with over hundred Great Egrets also give some specific winter...

The autumn migration at Poda Protected Area is accelerating

29.07.2014

Although the summer is in its best time and there are still juvenile birds at nests, the first migrants already appeared at the BSPB managed Protected Area Poda. Black-headed Gulls arrived from north yet in the mid-June, at the beginning by 2-3 birds, gradually increasing up to many hundreds at the moment. Around the beginning of the third decade of June Golden Oriole, Common Nightingale and European Bee-eater started flying over Poda, and their calls resound the area around the BSPB Conservation Centre Poda all days after that. Around the same time the first for this...