Spur-winged Lapwing visited Bourgas Lakes

Spur-winged Lapwing was observed while feeding in a field near Mandra pond a few days ago. This is the fifth observation of the species in Bulgaria. The last one was in 2010 and the first – in the remote 1960. All the observations were made in the region of the Bourgas wetlands. It is interesting that 53 years ago the Spur-winged Lapwing was seen in Mandra pond and nowadays it visits the same place again.

Great Bittern booms in the Bourgas Lakes

The mating calls of two male Great Bitterns were heard by birdwatchers in Bourgas Lakes. The specific bull-like boom was heard among the reeds of former breeding ponds near Vaya Lake. It is too early to say whether the species nests here or not but according the experts the reed beds of breeding pond are suitable nesting place for Great Bitterns. The presence of nests will become clear in a month during the next monitoring.