Tag Archives: Bearded Tit

Birding Romania Pt2

11 Jun

25/5/2019

Danube Delta-Mila 23-Letea

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Mila 23

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Bearded Tit

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Squacco Heron

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Purple Heron 

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Little Bittern

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White Stork at nest

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Great White Pelican

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A mix of “The Africa Queen” and “Apocalypse Now”

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Pallas’s Gull

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Whiskered Tern 

Letea

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Collared Pratincole 

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Samphire-very salty but not unpleasant  

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♀.Red-footed Falcon

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Spoonbill

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Photographing from the back of a truck at Letea

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White Stork 

 

 

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Traditional fisherman’s shelter

Danube Delta-Letea-Mila 23

 

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Thunderstorm that followed us back to Mila 23

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Dalmatian Pelican

Mila 23

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Traditional Russian entertainment at Mila 23.

 

 

 

25/7/17-Alkborough Flats

26 Jul

I hadn’t started the year with the intention of year listing but this month I have seem to be unintentionally listing so with little excitement about any of my local sites a trip across the bridge to Alkborough Flats appealed. The fact that the wind had dropped and, although overcast, rain wasn’t forecast. Quickly added Spoonbill, although only three, and stubbornly remained asleep at the back of the pool.

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Spoonbills-Alkborough Flats

Also my other target, Spotted Redshank, was present although also right at the back. Nearer were a number of Black-tailed Godwit and Avocet, and with a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls a single Yellow-legged Gull.

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Yellow-legged Gull with Lesser-backed Gull-Alkborough Flats

Water Rail was squealing under the hide and occasionally a chick would show. Bearded Tits were regularly calling and flying over but only once had one perched up long enough for a quick photo.

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Bearded Tit-Alkborough Flats

Eventually some of the waders came within range, including several young Avocets.

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Black-tailed Godwit-Alkborough Flats

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Spotted Redshank-Alkborough Flats

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Avocets-Alkborough Flats

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Little Egret-Alkborough Flats