An escape tour to the Danube Delta – Covid 19 Collection

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Our team from Romania and Hungary made a short visit to the Danube Delta in mid June after borders between EU countries started to reopen.  We have missed so much the area we could not afford not to visit the Danube Delta wetlands. No doubt nature and wildlife had an absolutely positive benefit on this unprecedented pandemic situation.

While driving around the lakes and channels we could find lots of interesting species in every corner and enjoyed some fantastic time with our birds in this year.

Please enjoy a selection of images during this visit in the second half of June. Hopefully life will come back in the normal track soon and we can spend much more time with our guests in this magical place.

No doubt the Danube Delta offers a unique wildlife photography experiences in Europe.

Take care of your health and see you soon!

Fishing White Pelican in the Danube Delta. One of the main highlight during this short visit. (Photo: János Oláh)

Group of fishing White Pelicans (Photo: János Oláh)

Pelicans in the sunrise (Photo: János Oláh)

A curious Pelican yawning (Photo: János Oláh)

Pelicans resting on a log after sunset (Photo: János Oláh)

One morning we had a nice fog over the river. The first bird we saw was a White Pelican (Photo: Szabolcs Kovács)

Dalmatian Pelican (Photo: János Oláh)

Dalmatian Pelican (Photo: János Oláh)

One evening we could enjoy a group of 180 Squacco Herons feeding on tadpoles (Photo: János Oláh)

Squacco Heron with a catch: a tadpole (Photo: János Oláh)

Squacco Herons were great subjects to photograph (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Squacco Heron this time with a fish (Photo: János Oláh)

Hunting Squacco Heron on a dense floating vegetation (Photo: János Oláh)

Preening Squacco Heron. Love their crest so much (Photo: János Oláh)

Squacco Heron on a lily like White water-crowfoot vegetation (Photo: János Oláh)

Alarm pose of a male Squacco Heron (Photo: János Oláh)

Pygmy Cormorant. We have seen hundreds of them (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Pygmy Cormorant take off (Photo: János Oláh)

An Edible Frog amongst White water-crowfoot. Thousands of frogs are liveing in the Danube Delta. An important source of food for many waterbirds and not only (Photo: János Oláh)

Delta landscape with a White Pelican and “Marsh Terns” (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Hunting Whiskered Tern (Photo: János Oláh)

A group of Whiskered and White-winged Black Terns (Photo: János Oláh)

Black Tern and White-winged Black Tern (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

White-winged Black Tern (Photo: János Oláh)

Whiskered Tern in the sunrise (Photo: Szabolcs Kovács)

Whiskered Terns are the commonest “Marsh Tern” in the Danube Delta (Photo: János Oláh)

Whiskered Tern with nest material (Photo: János Oláh)

Whiskered Tern (Photo: János Oláh)

Great Crested Grebe (Photo: János Oláh)

This Horned Grebe in full breeding plumage was a surprise as it is known as a winter visitor in the area (Photo: János Oláh)

Black-crowned Night Heron (Photo: János Oláh)

Little Egret (Photo: János Oláh)

Purple Heron hunting amongst Water Soldier (Photo: János Oláh)

Pallas`s Gull (Photo: János Oláh)

Pallas`s Gull chasing a Caspian Gull for food (Photo: János Oláh)

We were lucky to find this obliging Pallas`s Gull in a small harbour  (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

This Common Spadefoot Toad was find in an evening walk in the village of Mila 23 (Photo: Szabolcs Kovács)

Goodby Tulcea. See you until next time (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

 

Best regards,

Sakertour team

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