Early morning birding in the floodplain of the Shava river. We observe a magnificent Azure Tit nesting here in hollows of willows. We''ll find Paddyfield Warbler and Savi's Warbler in the reed beds as well as Citrine Wagtail, Blyth's Reed Warbler and Bluethroat. Ortolan Buntings will wait us on small steppe slopes with feather grass .
10:30 Departure to Gorokhovets with stops for burding. Along the way we can drive to the breeding area of Tawny Owl. Occasionally we can meet Booted Warbler and Foraging Montagu's Harrier, Pallid Harrier on the overgrown fields. Also we can see Gray-headed Woodpecker, Greenish Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Wryneck. Along the floodplain of the forest river Lukh we'll look for White-backed Woodpecker and maybe will meet Honey Buzzard. In the end we'll meet Great Grey Owls on the bog near the city. Common species for pine forests here are Crested Tit and Black Woodpecker. On the fringe of the bog we will
look for Three-toed Woodpecker.
13:30 Lunch in a cafe.
18:00 Arrival to Gorokhovets. Dinner in a cafe.
18:46 Departure to Moscow by trian #733.