Friday, June 13, 2008

Danube Delta - Romania

I have just finished a 4 day trip in the Danube Delta, staying on a house-boat with a group of UK and US birders... as ever, the place was alive with birds and frogs and dragonflies. Where to begin ? 100s and 100s of herons and egrets and Glossy Ibis, 1000s of Pygmy Cormorants, daily flocks of White Pelicans, around 20 Dalmatian Pelicans, many Rollers, hawking Red-footed Falcons, etc, etc, etc. We also saw many Beautiful Demoiselles, though the main European book on dragonflies does not show them as being in the Delta. This great photo of roosting White Pelicans is by my friend Daniel Petrescu.

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