Arrival at Constanta airport in the late afternoon sun shine was my first sight of the Doubroudja region.
The flat farmland stretched to the horizon and in the distance Mamaia and the Black Sea.
After booking in to the hotel,I quickly made a survey of the adjacent Lake Suightol,before I crossed the
Further along the shore line Night Heron and Little Bittern obliged,a familiar call came to my ears as a flock of Bee eaters passed overhead. On the scattered bushes Lesser Grey and Red backed shrikes sat around waiting for easy prey as the evening light faded.
The next day an extended exploration of the lake provided Curlew Sandpiper in summer plumage.
More species obliged as the boat navigated the wide channels,overhead pelicans,egrets,herons and cormorants,while on the water ducks dabbled notably Ferruginous and Garganey.
Rollers were prolific as rolled passed the boat.
Lunch was at Crisan ,fish was on the menu what else,we returned to Tulcea and saw a Spotted Eagle being mobbed by Crows.
My second week was spent in the Carpathians at Poiana Brasov,in this sub alpine resort most of my birding was done in the mountains,Grey headed Woodpeckers yaffled from the tops of the pines,while White backed Woodpecker and Nutcacker were hard to find.