Siberia Trekking - discover Russian nature
Birdwatching in Tomsk region
There are photographs from day trip to mixed forest near Tomsk, Western Siberia.
Winter is nice season for peacful walk into coniferous forest. Weather was warm but snowy. Heavy snowfall interrupted observation, but it didnt took long.
First and most enjoyable encounter was Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum). He was sitting at aspen branch on height of 5 meters and watching carefully for prey - prey.
Then we noticed moose footprints in the snow and tooth marks on bark.
Small flock of tiny long-tailed tits (Aegithalos caudatus) hustled in branches of pine. It is said one bird weight less than ten grams.
Spotted nutckracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) was busy digging out the pine nuts.
Lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor) climbed constanly along the branches of tree, making a noise every second. We noticed a few Eurasian nuthatches (Sitta europea) and a small flock of willow tit (Poecile montanus)
Into the forest I watched footprints of moose and then I saw a tree, which was eated by moose
This area is untouched and there is a beautiful possibility for birdwatching near Tomsk city
Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum)
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Eurasian nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes)
Lesser spotted woodpecker (Dryobates minor)
Eurasian nuthatches (Sitta europea)
willow tit (Poecile montanus)