Tuesday, April 15, 2008
A few days into my first Croatia tour for this year. We are doing well! The Rock Partridges gave us the run around for a while, we just got flight views, of several pairs, then finally today one walked across the road in front of us and all got good views!!! Other birds seen in the rocky landscapes have included Blue Rock Thrushes, Black-eared Wheatears, Crag Martins, Alpine Swifts, Cirl Buntings and a flock of Alpine Choughs just a few 100 feet about sea level. On the sea we spotted several Black-throated Divers and a raft of Velver Scoters. Freshwater wetlands have produced Pygmy Cormorants, Garganey, Ruff, Wood Sandpipers, Black-winged Stilts, Black Terns and Common Bittern. Tomorrow it is into the Krka Nat Park.