|Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis - phone-binning at its best|
Checked briefly Škocjanski zatok NR in the past two days. Some new spring additions were in the form of 7 Ferruginous Ducks, flock of 8 Ruffs, 8 Lapwings, a few Snipes and Curlews. Pygmy Cormorants are numbering about 7 birds and there are still 3 to 4 Cattle Egrets present. The most interesting ducks include 9 Gadwalls, several Pochards and Tufted Ducks. Also heard a Water Rail singing. The warden also reported the first Moustached Warbler a few days ago, but when I visited it was too windy in the reedbed. Passerines included up to 7 Chiffchaffs in the bushes, 1 Stonechat and still some Reed Buntings about. The hedges by the path are in complete white bloom - mostly Prunus mahaleb (with tiny green leaves as well) and Prunus spinosa.
Lately I've been experiencing a bit of phone photography (as above), because I'm not taking my camera out very often.