Sunday, June 28, 2009
Back from Eastern Romania
I am back from eastern Romania after guiding another successful birding tour there. We spent most of our time in the Danube Delta and along the Black Sea coast, seeing around 150 species. Highlights included lots of White Pelicans, daily Dalmatian Pelicans, many Collared Pratincoles, more herons and egrets than we could count, Common and Little Bitterns, many Rollers and Bee-eaters, all 3 Marsh Terns, Paddyfield Warblers, Long-legged Buzzards, Levant Sparrowhawk, White-tailed Eagles and a colony of Rose-coloured Starlings. All in all, superb birding everyday. Here we are watching a Collared Pratincole colony at Letea, deep in the delta.