Zoltán Gergely Nagy - Rosy reflections
Southeastern Romania saw an unusually large influx of Rosy Starlings last spring, with thousands of birds also deciding to breed in a huge abandoned quarry. I have found it amazing that the timing of their arrival coincided with an – also unusual – explosion in locust and grasshopper numbers, almost as if they knew they needed to come this far west in that particular year.
It was fascinating to follow the daily activities of the birds, like having a bath in the puddle pictured here. What I have found really surprising was how this vast quarry resembled a landscape from the Middle East or Asia – making it quite fitting for a species that calls those places home.
Location: Dobruja, Romania
Tags: Pastor roseus, reflection, Romania, Rosy Starling