Paul has just returned from a week in eastern Romania, visiting the Danube Delta and surrounding area. Highlights included Saker Falcon, Pallid Harrier, Great Black-headed Gull, Paddyfield Warbler, Pied Wheatear, Dalmatian Pelican, and Pygmy Cormorant, plus hundreds of waders including Broad-billed Sandpiper and Marsh Sandpiper. Here are a few of his best photographs.


We saw seven species of woodpecker, including this male Syrian.


Cardinal Fritillary is common in roadside flowers.


This Grey-headed Woodpecker eventually posed beautifully for us.


Perfect feeding conditions attracted hundreds of waders to Lake Nuntasi this year, including lots of lovely Broad-billed Sandpipers.


Red-backed Shrike is a common roadside bird. We saw dozens during the week.


Bee-eaters were gathering on wires to feed up before migrating.


This juvenile Penduline Tit was the only one we saw. It did, however, respond immediately to our imitation of its call, coming close to investigate.






Susan Bailey took some lovely photographs in the Danube Delta in August 2009. Here are a small selection....

White Stork and European Suslik

White Pelicans

European Roller and Purple Heron

Lesser Grey Shrike and Freyer's Purple Emperor

Juvenile Collared Pratincoles

European Bee-eater


Here's a photograph of a Grey-headed Woodpecker taken in the Danube Delta, Romania by Paul in August 2009.







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