Arrived in this fascinating, historic, crowded and crazy city of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, about 5.30 this morning and after a few hours sleep was up and out to undertake some local exploring. A visit to the park on top of the hill seen from our apartment window produced a Jay, Raven and Wood Pigeon and also the local House Sparrows. But very much later before we came across our first Feral Pigeons and, as yet, no sign of a Collared Dove and/or Starling, Common or Spotless. On the other hand, we did find Laughing Gull.
|Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo|
|Juvenile Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax|
|Female/juvenile Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrines|
So there you have it, our first experience of birding in Georgia with the delights of Batumi to follow come the week-end. Today, all being well, a Uber-like taxi to about 20km upstream to explore the river. But will were lucky bird wise?
|Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis|
Cormorant, Night Heron, Yellow-legged Gull, Wood Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Laughing Dove, Jay, Hooded Crow, Raven, House Sparrow
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