Monday, 24 November 2008

Destinations: Deliblatska Pescara - Serbia

Deliblatska Pescara (in English translated as Deliblato Sands) is a large (some 33,000 hectares) mosaic area of sandy steppe, woodlands, plantations, ponds and farmland. Breeding birds include Saker, Red-footed Falcon, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Long-legged Buzzard, Barn Owl, Corncrake, Hoopoe, Roller, Bee-eater, Nightjar, Woodlark, Barred Warbler, Lesser Grey Shrike and many other exciting lowland species. The area lies just one hour to the east and northeast of Belgrade and is bordered to the south by the River Danube. This photo shows a typical dry Deliblato grassland dotted with the mounds of lesser mole-rat, which is common here.

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