• Western Serbia, or Griffons in the raspberries

    5 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Morning at the slopes of Mt. Povlen, a quick stop filled with a song that sounds familiar, but I haven't heard it since last year. Checking it on my phone - yes, it is an Ortolan Bunting !
    Our destination lies further west, along the Drina River, which marks the border between Serbia and Bosnia. We are heading to the 6 km / 4 mi long and 500 m / 1600 ft deep Tresnjica River Gorge, on a small tributary of the Drina originating on the slopes of Povlen - and a Griffon Vulture Sanctuary.
    I am driving by the fast, green currents of the Drina, trying to spot an unmarked and narrow uphill turn...
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