Bird, bug, butterfly and a wild variety of photos from Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland and Spain by Irish wildlife photographer Patrick J. O'Keeffe and invited guests

Monday, 21 July 2014

SEMI COLLARED FLYCATCHER [Male] (Ficedula semitorquata) Goritsa Forest, Burgas Province, Bulgaria


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The Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) is a small passerine or perching bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae which is in the genus Ficedula. This long distant migrant is a summer breeding resident in South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Western Asia. It winters in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

SEMI COLLARED FLYCATCHER (Male) Ficedula semitorquata Goritsa Forest, Burgas Province,, Bulgaria


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The Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) is a small passerine or perching bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae which is in the genus Ficedula. This long distant migrant is a summer breeding resident in South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Western Asia. It winters in sub-Saharan Africa.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

SEMI COLLARED FLYCATCHER (Female) Ficedula semitorquata Goritsa Forest, Burgas Province, Bulgaria


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The Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) is a small passerine or perching bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae which is in the genus Ficedula. This long distant migrant is a summer breeding resident in South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Western Asia. It winters in sub-Saharan Africa.

Friday, 18 July 2014

SEMI COLLARED FLYCATCHER [Female] (Ficedula semitorquata) Goritsa Forest, Burgas Province, Bulgaria


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The Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) is a small passerine or perching bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae which is in the genus Ficedula. This long distant migrant is a summer breeding resident in South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South Western Asia. It winters in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

ALPINE SWIFT (Apus melba) Fortress of Kaliakra, Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria

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The Alpine Swift (Apus melba) is a large member of the swift family. It is summer resident, from April to September, in southern Europe and western/southern Asia. During the spring and autumn, it’s a rare but annual overshooting migrant north of the breeding range. In September, it migrates south to spend the winter in southern Africa. Text © www.rawbirds.com