It's not just raptors at Batumi Raptor Count

Obviously it's not just raptors that can be seen in Batumi. Throughout the count, groups of (European) Bee-eaters provide backing vocals to the music of rapidly clicking counters. Early in the morning, when the Bee-eaters and raptors are not so active yet, migration of Turtle Doves — moving in compact groups at an incredible pace — is silent, but nevertheless very enjoyable!

Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur)

Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) — In typical Batumi light…

European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster

European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster)