Vultures

Egyptian Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov

We manage two hides for photographing Egyptian Vulture and Griffon Vulture situated in the Eastern Rhodope mountains. One of the hides is regularly visited by Golden Eagle in winter. Occassional guests to the hide are also Black Kites and rarely White-tailed Eagle and Black Vulture visit the feeding area.

Egyptian Vultures start arriving at the second half of March and the beginning of April is usually the time for photographing mating birds.

Griffon Vultures can be photographed all year around as the winter months present the best opportunities for photographing vultures in snow.

Golden Eagle is the highlight in winter and it regularly visits the feeding area in winter (November - February).

Mammals are aften seen from one of our hides as Red Fox is the most regular visitor. The rarest and most wanted is the Grey Wolf Canis lupus which occasionally visits the hide area mainly in spring and winter.

 

Calendar

months species
November - February       
Golden Eagle
April - September Egyptian Vulture
Black Kite
all year around Griffon Vulture

Raven

Hooded Crow

 

Technical parametres of the hides

  hide 1 hide 2
focal length 300-400 mm 300-500 mm
number of seats             
4
3
floor size 6 x 2 m
4 x 1.5 m
orientation
north
west
facilities
WC available   
no WC

Photos:

Griffon Vulture, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Vulture hide, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Griffon Vulture, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Egyptian Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
feeding Griffon Vultures, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Griffon Vulture, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Golden Eagle and Vultures photography hide, image: Dimitar Gradinarov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Raven, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Egyptian Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Egyptian Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Black Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Black Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Griffon Vulture, image: Svetoslav Spasov
Black Kite, image: Svetoslav Spasov