Birding Sarajevo or the sentimental journey home

10,000 Birds

Yet, Bosnia and Herzegovina was the very heartland of former Yugoslavia, with Sarajevo in its geographical centre. Invited by the welcoming shade of an old plane tree, I sat in a corner café, enjoying the sound of water trickling down the small fountain and attracting House Sparrows and Feral Pigeons to come and drink, while waiting for a friend to join me. Before heading higher, above the tree-line, I asked our landlord if there were any minefields to be aware of.

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