Red-breasted Goose Photography

A great opportunity to enjoy and photograph the most beautiful of the wild geese in their wintering grounds in NE Bulgaria


In the course of 6 full days we try to take photographs of the Redbreasted Geese, wintering in the area of Shabla and Durankulak Lakes. One of our approaches is to put tent-hides by the cereal crop fields, where the geese graze in the day or by the roosting sites in the lakes of Durankulak and Shabla, from where they take off in the morning. If so, we have to enter the hides very early in the morning.

Depending on the behavior of the birds we also try to approach the grazing geese with a 4WD vehicle in the fields where they graze. The main watch-points around the roosting sites provide excellent opportunities for flight-shots, so in some of the mornings with clear sky we may visit these spots. The weather is usually cold in February, so you have to be well prepared with warm clothes and shoes, especially when we use the tent-hides.

This tour is a good opportunity to photograph also the Greater White-fronted Goose, Long-legged and Rough-legged Buzzards, Merlin, Pygmy Cormorant, Black-necked Grebe and other wintering water birds.


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