|White Pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus (slo. rožnati pelikan) passing in formation above the reserve. We counted two different flocks of about 45-50 birds each, heading towards the Danube.|
|Swallow Hirundo rustica (slo. kmečka lastovka) - finally they arrived and have returned to last year's nesting sites at the reserve. Some large flocks on migration have also been seen recently.|
|Hoopoes Upupa epops (slo. smrdokavra) are very common in the Danube delta, not only as migrants, but also as breeders. The bird in the second pic has chosen to nest in an old nestbox on a broken tree branch.|
|Ukrainian fishermen on the river Danube.|
|Purple Heron Ardea purpurea (slo. rjava čaplja).|
|Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius (slo. črna žolna) at the nest site in the Letea forest. The male continues the excavation of the nesting hole.|
|Fire-bellied Toad Bombina bombina (slo. nižinski urh) - singing in large numbers all over the reserve's canals, puddles and ponds.|
This is our last updated post from the Wild Delta as our two-month experience by the river Danube has concluded. In the near future we'll prepare a review post with all the highlights from this amazing adventure.
Now you can switch back to Carniolicum ;-) Enjoy!