We were in Romania from the 18th March to the 17th April 2003
We had been seeing storks' nests on telegraph poles, church towers, etc since Greece, but these on the 27th March were the first actual birds we saw. They are white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and they were clearly busy!
Some other creatures that were similarly engaged were these toads. We saw scores of them crossing a road near Vatra Dornei in northern Transylvania. Clearly spring was in the air!
Saw this White wagtail (Motacilla alba) searching for food in the grass revealed by us taking our tent down:
Spring flowers were just starting to come up in early April:
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