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  1. Pavel

    Large Falcon, Bulgaria

    Thanks Richard, thanks Lou!
  2. Pavel

    Large Falcon, Bulgaria

    Please ID, captured today in NW Bulgaria. Record shot by Leonora Shtarkova
  3. Pavel

    Sparrow hybrid, Bulgaria

    Thank you Richard for your comment! No, it's unusual and really interesting though. The question is whether it is HSxSS or ISxHS hybrid?
  4. Pavel

    Sparrow hybrid, Bulgaria

    Hello, please help ID this Sparrow, captured today at Durankulak, NE Bulgaria.
  5. Pavel

    Chiffchaff ID - BG

    Which subspecies of this Chiffchaff - please, help ID! Photo from today Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria. Dark breast, white supercilium and throat. Your comments are well appreciated!
  6. Pavel

    Flycatcher ID - BG

    Thank you Grahame for the very detailed explanation and, please tell me which part of the bird would be important to see. Today, I'll try to trap the bird or at least take more photos if it's still there.
  7. Pavel

    Flycatcher ID - BG

    On this link you can see the clear white breast (lack of grey on young males): https://www.birdguides.com/news/taiga-flycatcher-admitted-to-category-a-of-the-british-list/
  8. Pavel

    Flycatcher ID - BG

    Thanks Alan, for your quick and positive reply. I've never seen Taiga Fly but RBF is a common species especially during spring and fall migration. Greetings,
  9. Pavel

    Flycatcher ID - BG

    Thanks Alan, I've never seen before even 2cy RBF with such an outlined orange patch.
  10. Pavel

    Flycatcher ID - BG

    Hi there, Could it be a young male Taiga Flycatcher? Photos taken today, 02/05/2021 at Durankulak, NE Bulgaria. Your comments will be much appreciated!
  11. Pavel

    Hawk ID, Bulgaria

    Thanks Lou, the flight was unusual with slow wing flaps, also I was confused by this grey had, probably due to the light. But, yes you are right, sometimes if the observation isn't good enough it could be frustrating! Greetings,
  12. Pavel

    Hawk ID, Bulgaria

    Looks a bit strange for a female Sparrowhawk, any comments would be well appreciated? Photo taken today, 23/04/2021 late in the afternoon, flying along the northern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, village of Krapets. During flight the hawk being attacked by different passerines, including Swallows.
  13. Pavel

    Pipit, Bulgaria

    Thanks Alexander, unfortunately just one shot, sorry.
  14. Pavel

    Pipit, Bulgaria

    Thanks Lou!
  15. Pavel

    Pipit, Bulgaria

    Please, help ID. Looked smaller than Tree Pipit (shorter tail). Record shot from yesterday, 22/04/2021/ in a ploughed field adjacent to Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria.
  16. Pavel

    Acrocephalus ID, Bulgaria

    Thanks Lou, also pale legs but I agree probably some variations, what about this pale neck collar?
  17. Pavel

    raptor ID (Northen Greece)

    Agree with everyone, YFMH.
  18. Pavel

    What bird is this? (Romania)

    Ospeys pass through at the moment and it looks like an Osprey to me (visible carpals).
  19. Pavel

    Acrocephalus ID, Bulgaria

    Hi, Help me pls. ID this Warbler, photo taken today, 17/04/2021 at Lake Durankulak, NE Bulgaria. Looks like Marsh W. but strange pale neck collar and pale rump as well. Thanks for your comments.
  20. Pavel

    Plover ID, Bulgaria

    Thanks guys, so good to have pictures in hand (not just impressions)! ;)
  21. Pavel

    Plover ID, Bulgaria

    Switch to waders now with this most likely but very distant LRP from yesterday flying high of shore, in line with Shabla beach, NE Bulgaria. My first impression was for a large wader (Golden Plover-like), but now I have some doubts. Help ID please and sorry for bad quality of these record shots!
  22. Pavel

    Common Gull, Ssp. ID - Bulgaria

    Thanks guys, it was really useful. Greetings,
  23. Pavel

    Common Gull, Ssp. ID - Bulgaria

    Hello, thanks for all comments. Just added the only photo I have showing the upperwing.
  24. Pavel

    Common Gull, Ssp. ID - Bulgaria

    Hello, very pale common gull from yesterday, with amazingly orange bill and very pale iris, need your help please. Durankulak beach, NE Bulgaria. Thanks for your comments!
  25. Pavel

    Phylloscopus Warbler, Bulgaria

    Thanks Andrew!
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