The Six Good Birds of Christmas
DECEMBER 20, 2018
I was at Baranda fish farm, north of Belgrade, following a short embankment without much hope: swans and ducks at the right hand side and a solar powered screamer at the left, meant to scare cormorants with sounds of shooting, reloading, shooting and bird cries (presumably in agony). Simply, they are among the most beautiful ducks around. 2018 is about to end. Checking my annual list, I am where I usually am at this time of year: several species short of 200.