Wildlife in bulgaria..

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  1. barnybg

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    Hi,just like to say and maybe if possible start putting a few pics on here,of the amazing amount of wildlife and different species,here in Bulgaria.
    Not far from me,is the Radhopi mountain range that borders Bulgaria from Greece ( a 10 minute walk)and what used to be a buffer zone between West and East ,border controled and land mined for many many years,has been de-mined(1994 onwards) and turned into a massive nature reserve,because of Nature and no people an amazing amount of creatures live there,from Deer and wolves,wild boar,bears,hare,turtle,tortoise,stork ,black heron,egyptian vultures,eagles of all kinds.
    As Bulgaria is mainly an agricultural country and an old type one (things done like 50 years ago) no mass farming or pestasides etc,there's hundreds of species of birds,some i have no idea what they are,anyhow,hopefully if i am able,i will start downloading pics ?
     

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    Looking forward to your photos, sounds most interesting.:thumb:
     
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    We went to Bulgaria and Romanie a couple of years ago they are both beautiful countries with amazing wildlife. I want to go back but time and money won't allow just yet.
     
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    Should be interesting - I would hazard a guess that the bird in your post is a European White Stork ( Ciconia ciconia ciconia ) :Smile:
     
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    I would think that the bird is a Hawfinch but not sure about the big bug :Eeek:
    Probably some type of Mantis ?
     
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    Hi,Yes the Storks fly here and begin nesting in the Spring,the first one in our area was seen yesterday.There's at least one nest in every village,sometimes many and they are HUGE (the size of a hot tub ?)I'm not sure but i think Storks mate for life ?but they are funny to watch,but a pain in the butt if there's a nest on a nearby pylon or neighbours roof,as there's a constant clack,clack,clack noise from them which is loud,they usually have one young but have seen two heads sticking out.Storks are a sign of good luck and are protected here.
    When the nest is not in use (winter) other smaller birds take over inside and underneath it,as it makes for appartment living for sparrows and the like.
     

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    first is the common tree frog - Hyla Arborea
    the second is the common toad - Bufo Bufo
     
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