Saturday, April 19, 2008
The Dalmatian coast of Croatia really is stunning. Everytime I come here I am reminded of that. Clear blue sea, dotted with islets and islands and peninsulas topped by quaint old towns. On the bird front we had great views of two Short-toed Eagles, Purple Heron, Tawny Pipit and Black-eared Wheatear yesterday. The day before at Krka (the falls there are in this photo) we found Rock Nuthatch, Blue Rock Thrush, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, and I had a brief view of a male Levant Sparrowhawk. Later, on the coast near Split, we found a few Mediterranean Gulls amongst the many Yellow-legged Gulls and a Golden Eagle near Omis. Butterflies included Clouded Yellow, Brimstone, Orange Tip and Common and Scarce Swallowtails.