Wildlife on my mind and a plastic stork.

@GinerNut (196)
Barcelona, Spain
December 3, 2016 2:30pm CST
So I'm here on a house sitting gig up a mountain in Bulgaria. I have a great love like many of the outdoors. I arrived here in Bulgaria a place I love a few weeks ago. The wildlife here is amazing, anyway, the house owner Max, lovely guy, knows I like my birds. He and some others inform me that there are not many birds in the area. Wow, thinks I. Wonder why. Well I'm at thirty three species so far in and around the house!!!!!!! Thirty four if I can count the plastic stork, not bad considering it's winter and I'm only walking about the house and village and not even trying. Real storks arrive in the spring and nest sites are erected for them specifically and in turn the Spanish sparrows nest inside the storks nest would you believe. I used to live here for a number of years and the place I lived was on a migration route called the Via Pontica, superb for someone like me. Bulgaria is an amazing place. Anyhoo, Max and his friends now know that the little brown birds are not all the same lol We had a wee mishap after I put up some feeders, a nuthatch flew into a board propped against a wall, don't know what he was thinking. All is well and he recovered fine, I'm saying he might have been a she. I'll follow this post with another and include a picture or two if anyone is interested in such things.
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@MALUSE (34511)
• Denmark
3 Dec 16
I'm always surprised at how few flower names people know or if someone doesn't know the different kinds of grain.
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@GinerNut (196)
• Barcelona, Spain
3 Dec 16
love my flowers too, wild ones in awkward places are cool
@marguicha (83896)
• Chile
3 Dec 16
There are many mylotters here who are bird watchers. It would be nice to see pictures.
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@GinerNut (196)
• Barcelona, Spain
3 Dec 16
I can do that, thousands of them lol. I shall post one of my favourites in a minute, thanks marguicha
@JudyEv (107983)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec 16
We didn't think there were too many different varieties of birds around here either until we started counting and observing a bit more closely.
@GinerNut (196)
• Barcelona, Spain
4 Dec 16
True story there Judy, look closely, then you'll notice butterflies and moths and bugs and......we are off. There's another day gone lol
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@Corbin5 (88886)
• United States
3 Dec 16
Poor little nuthatch. So good to hear that he or she has recovered. I think it was kind of you to include the plastic stork in the count.