Normally this time the Danube water level dropping constantly and lakes has denser floating vegetation every day but this June was a bit different. Due to the exceptionally high floods in Bosnia, Serbia in May all this water reached the Danube Delta by early June. Sadly for many species was a tragedy in breeding, like Kingfishers, Common-, Black and Whiskered Terns, Grebes and probably for many more but a bit later they start the breeding again.
White Pelicans were easy photo target throughout June for every group.
A special sighting during this month was a family of Raccoon Dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) on the river bank when a female with 2 cubs were spotted by us. They were not scarred by our boat and we had some nice family pictures about these shy mammals.
In the Macin Mountain National Park area we had superb moments even in the rainy or overcast days. The drinking hide was good after rainless periods when Golden Orioles come to drink and bath regularly.
New for the season was a photographable pair of Roller and the best of all Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush photography! Later is a special breeding bird of the area.
At the Black Sea coast Bee-eaters, Collared Pratincoles, Isabelline and Pied Wheatears, Black-headed Buntings, Calandra and Short-toed Larks, Yellow Wagtails were mostly photographed but every year we had some special moments too.
In a nutshell, June in the Danube Delta area was fantastic, colorfull and very memorable again!
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See you next year!