Not the best shot, but I thought that it was acceptable. Seen at the saltpans in Ulcinj, Montenegro, a great birding site right near the Albanian border. We were extremely lucky here to run into a bird guide and get a tour of the place.
There were three ten species present, the common, the little, and the whiskered, and a lot of black-winged stilts.
We were surprised to learn that there were large numbers (hundreds) of Greater Flamingos at the Ulcinj Saltpans. There were several small flocks pretty close to us, and then in the distance there was a massive area of pink on the water.
These are the same species we saw in Namibia last summer, so they have a pretty wide range.
A common butterfly all over the Balkans, but we first saw them at Ulcinj salina.
When we were leaving the salt pans, we came across this beautiful snake that had snagged one of the many fledgling Barn Swallows that were just leaving their nests on one of the bridges.
We carefully tip-toed around him so as not to disturb him and make him regurgitate the meal.