The first thing to say is that we now believe the local pine martens are coming into the garden, meaning I am nagging Dave not to let the chickens out if he gets up before me, as he occasionally does. It was one thing letting them out in the dark on a housing estate in North Wales, but they must be more patient here if they don't want to be breakfast for a marten or fox. Those with a weak stomach look away now!
Little owl in the garden
The first thing we came across was a roller on a wire. The sky was still dull at this time so he was a bit fluffed up and the photo was slightly blurred, but lovely to see just outside the village.
There are loads of butterflies in Bulgaria,
The birds are diverse, and there are loads of bright yellow orioles, but most are hard to catch on camera. But we will make do with these. First, a heron.