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Profesional designed photo hides

Several photography hides for different birds
Profesional designed photo hides

Cottage to rent

Birding cottage to rent for self-catering
Cootage to rent

More 40 target species

Unique chance to photograph rare birds
More 40 target species

Photo tower in the backyard

The first one Photo tower in Bulgaria
Photo tower in the backyard

Unique nature

The area is extremely rich in wildlife.
Unique nature

Bird photography or birdwatching

Bulgaria is the exact place for your hobby
Bird photography or birdwatching

2 photography hides in the backyard

9m. Photo tower and photohide with water pond
photography hides in the backyard

Conservation activities

Nature is not money, take care for it
Conservation activities

More 150 observed bird species

The area is one of the major paths for migratory birds
More 150 observed migrating bird species

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Helpers in European Bee-eaters

A very interesting article about behavior and social interactions of Bee-eaters written by one of the famous Polish photographers visited our photo hides two seasons to photograph these wonderful birds.

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Probably no one can deny, that the European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is one of the most beautiful & interesting birds in Europe. It is so unusual thanks to not only its colorful plumage but also to well-developed social relations occurring in their colonies. Having helpers is the phenomenon about Bee-eaters.  It is unique among birds and occurs in less than 5% of all bird species.
Well, but what does it really mean to have a helper and what kind of benefits does it cause? Maybe it requires any devotion? Let’s delve into this topic. 

Preparing new photo hide
The breeding season is over and we can start working on the new photo hide. This will be something new that we have not done so far in such a region. The area is dry and the only water source is a fountain some hundred meters away where the livestock from the village go to water.
The photo hide will be a 3/5 m. The bird drinking station raised on a platform so that it is at the level eye of the photographer. The water will be powered by a 300-meter tube.
The species we expect in front of the hide are all species that have grassland. Turtle doves, worms, shrikes, buntings, pipits, wagtails, etc.
Preparing new breeding spots

In partnership with the local community and with the help of the mayor we decided to rebuild and renovate the old nesting in the sand walls in the area.

Finally, we have revovated 6 walls and hope Bee-eaters and Rollers will decide to nest in future years.
Maybe it will take time to attract birds, but you never know. I hope that they will take up sand walls in the next breeding season.

Ready for new feeding season

Like every year during the winter months we feed songbirds in the area of the house. This year we have delivered around 350 kg of sunflower seeds and 30 kg peanuts.
We feed in 3 locations and each feeder can hold 10 kg seeds, enough for 1 week.

New forest hide in process

Due to the great interest to my photo hides I decided to create another in the forest near the cottage. It will be suitable for 4 photographers will also have a small pond in front size 9 square meters which will be suitable for bathroom of birds in hot days. In winter i will use in winter tours where will use it like a feeding station for songbirds.

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