A Monday watery portrait

Was it really six months ago that we were in the Balkans? Was it then that we spent our days exploring Lake Prespa, bounded by Greece, Albania and North Macedonia? Apparently so. And these days, the news from there isn’t good. The pelican population, already catastrophically hit by avian flu, has seriously declined again since then. The Great Crested Grebes are still doing well though. Here’s one, featuring as a Monday Portrait, and for Water, Water Everywhere.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

31 thoughts on “A Monday watery portrait”

  1. Oh that’s really horrible news about the fabulous pelicans (love that top photo). I suppose bird flu is wreaking havoc around the world and our press is only concerned with the turkey and egg shortages.

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    1. I don’t know but suspect it’s because they keep themselves to themselves, don’t live in big closely-knit communities, or fly relatively large distances each day. However, I don’t think they are totally unaffected.

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    1. I was quite surprised at how well that pelican image worked, given that my camera was zoomed to its maximum. It was a consolation prize for not having been able to meet the pelicans much closer, as had been normal. It sounds as if now, even that shot might not be possible. Difficult times for birds.


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