We picked up a local guide on our way to Baranda Lake - another fishing pond - this time drained and with very different birds. Several waders - many of which we were familiar with and some not so familiar. Hundreds of night heron roosting in the trees along the edge.
|Black-crowned Night Heron|
There were also several large muskrat swimming around in the water. An introduced species and as with most of them - a pest.
Our hostess offered us all a warming shot of the local brew to thaw us out - didn't help the squelching boots and it was a shame we couldn't have stayed there longer - despite the rain. It would be a lovely spot on a sunny day.
Having now got thoroughly cold and wet, an impromptu meal of bread and soup was rapidly arranged at a local hotel. Just what we needed for the journey to Vrsac our next stop for the tour.
Spoonbill, Temminck's Stint, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Ferruginous Duck, Kingfisher.
Photo credits - Phil Aylen www.philaylen.com