A link here to the video in order to record the moment that the one million raptors warm was reached at Batumi in 2014. We needed just 93 birds from first count and it was soon reached with a stream of Steppe Buzzards to the east of the Station.
John Wright and I had a day off on 1st October, when this occurred and decided to se at Station 1 first thing in order not to miss the moment. Many thanks must go to all the Batumi Raptor counters and coordinators, those who worked all three counting blocks, as well as the BRC team in Batumi. The season was far from over at this point, with 2014 going one to break the record annual total, with an incredible total of 1,384,537 raptors recorded.
Full details and breakdown here at the BRC official website....