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  1. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    This is the final batch. I hope that the selection has given a feel for active raptor migration and a bit of head scratching. This time I didn't take as many photos as I thought I would 22k vs 50k+. 90% will be discarded and maybe 10% of the remainder deemed suitable for archive but they don't...
  2. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    And still they come.
  3. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    One bird has had half its tail shot off.....
  4. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Same bird - 'landing lights' much further apart on this one.
  5. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    A most curious bird is the Pelican its beak can hold more than its belly can..... The same or another >N a coupla days later.
  6. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Last for today......
  7. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Georgian sky dancer.....
  8. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    The Eagle with the missing/moulting tail feather jinked 180 degrees when it heard a gunshot late afternoon a few kilometres away. A good number of birds showed unusual moult patterns and would appear to be aware of the dangers associated with low flying. They still have to navigate the macho...
  9. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    More from the 21st Sept.
  10. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    The Monty was very dark so could be in the dark morph category.....
  11. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    More including the monster GWP with 'fighter' escort + one of the lovely Sak dogs that I bought scraps up for each day.....
  12. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Today's batch - there won't be many more and then I will do a travel summary with distances, prices etc. I am deliberately not posting ID in order to give people a chance to scratch their heads as indeed I had to.....from time to time ;-)
  13. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Things are starting to wind down and the counts since we left haven't made anything like the same figures although there have been several <10k Steppe Buzzard days at Shuamta but also complete full and half rained off days. They have just pushed through the 1M barrier but it won't be a...
  14. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Good stuff. With an 8k, iirc, history of Viniculture and an estimated (minimum) of 400 'varieties' what's not to like. The grape is imbued into Georgian culture and history and features everywhere. Vines twist up lamp posts and trail across roads utilising anything it can. We stood at a bus...
  15. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    Last for today.
  16. rollingthunder

    Batumi Sęp !3th - 23rd 2023.....

    On my first trip up to the Argo I alighted to see a group of staff members looking down at something on the floor. It turned out to be a recently deceased..........Scops Owl! I picked it up thinking it must have hit a window. Further examination revealed gunshot wounds - it must have been hit...
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