Last Day 30th June – Trip home arriving 1st July

The last day in Romania was Saturday 30th June, and was the day of the trip home. The trip home ended the following day in the evening.


Some birding 9about an hour)  in the area of water/reeds at Jurilovca

Return to Constanta to catch train to Bucharest

Bucharest Airport to Budapest Airport

Luton Airport to Manchester then on to Bolton



Collared Dove

Cuckoo heard,


Quite a few Bee-eaters, with holes on a sandbank evidence of a possible colony here.

Red-crested Pochard


A few Hoopoe were seen


Record shot of Purple Heron


Shot of distant Ferruginous Duck. This bird has a darkish  eye so is evidently a female as the male has a pale eye according to information read.


Sign near to Jurilovca

Also the Greylag , The House Sparrow, The Whiskered Tern and the Common Tern were seen.


Common Tern (Record Shot)


At Constanta good views of some Yellow-legged Gulls were had


 At Budapest Airport at the hotel the following Crested Lark was seen


Luton Airport

A close-up of a Common Starling


Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

Statue of Queen Victoria 10pm


Note the Pigeon to the left of the Statue – the last bird of the trip.

End of Trip

new for trip Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Duck (2)

Total species seen for trip: 84

New lifers (Red-crested Pochard and Ferruginous Duck) 2

Total lifers for trip 16


Night Heron, White Stork, Little Bittern, White Pelican,

Collared Pratincole, Tawny Pipit, White Tailed Sea Eagle, Romanian Yellow Wagtail,

Gull-billed Tern, Paddyfield Warbler, Ruddy Shelduck, Red-crested Pochard

Ferruginous Duck, Red-footed Falcon, Caspian Gull, Pallas’s Gull

Lesser Grey Shrike,  Dalmatian Pelican,

Sixteen lifers and two ( Caspian Gull and Romanian Yellow Wagtail) (18)