May 27, 2011

[SkyWatch] On the Road in Romania

Today I offer two drive-by shots taken in the countryside of Romania for SkyWatch Friday.

The bright yellow rape field contrasts nicely against the gray sky.

Romania, 2011

We had to look up towards the sky to spot a number of these large nests with mama and baby storks up on top of streetlamps and power poles. Nice to see them back. These birds had disappeared for some time because the use of pesticides like DDT had weakened the shell of eggs so the mothers had crushed them. A testament to the resilience of nature when given a little wiggle room.

27 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, that's why we didn't see any storks in The Netherlands. How wonderful to know they are "coming back"!
Thank you, thank you, Francisca. I need to know that.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Rajesh said...

Beautiful view of yellow field under the grey sky.

VioletSky said...

I love to see the rape fields - but I would love even more to see the storks high up the utility poles!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The yellow fields are "summer" so wonderful to the sky!
The storks and their nests are exotic in a way and makes one happy :)
Greetings from Budapest :)

H said...

I love to see (and smell) the fields of rape, but the hayfever sufferers tend not to agree. Safe enough in a photo though :)

Carola said...

Wonderful yellow fields.

Sylvia K said...

I do love those yellow fields! Such a lovely contrast to the gray skies! I'm so glad the storks are making a comeback! We do tend to destroy so much of the beauty in our world -- glad so many of those things have such incredible resilience! Marvelous capture for the day, Francisca! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Hahaha! Love it's idea of the perfect nesting spot. :)

EG Wow said...

FYI: No, I don't fish but I enjoy taking photos of people who do. :))

ewok1993 said...

what an interesting spot to put up a nest.

joo said...

They could be taken here in Poland:)
By the way, have you ever been here?
Thanks for the wine type - will look for it:)

Karen said...

Lovely contrast in the first shot. That's so interesting seeing the stork's nest.

Kim, USA said...

I so love the color of the field, lovely!

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eileeninmd said...

Great photos, I love the field of yellow and the stork nest. Glad they are making a come back.

Tami Weingartner said...

Lovely photos...the color contrast is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Ms. Becky said...

these are wonderful Francisca. I always like to enlarge your photos - they're so worth it. I especially like the yellow rape field. that color is so vibrant.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love my dents in my life too. Your photos are amazing. I love that the cranes are back.

Kala said...

So happy to see and read that the storks have returned. They are beautiful birds - I wish we had them where i live.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Cezar and Léia said...

wow a great adventure, so different place!
Wonderful pictures!
Happy weekend
Léia

Luna Miranda said...

the golden field is spectacular! what a bird's eye-view from the nest.:p

Esther Joy said...

Enjoyed your "Drive by Shootings" - the stork one really made me smile!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first storks I ever saw were nesting in the chimneys of a small town in Hungary. Thanks for reminding me.

Arija said...

So glad to see the storks back again. If there were none left, who would bring the babies?

Kaori said...

That's a vibrant yellow in your first photo! Wow! Glad the storks are back, too. You know something is not right when birds start to disappear!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Evelyn said...

An unlikely place to find a nest. Looks like a big nest.

JM said...

The yellow field is simply amazing! Sorry to hear about the storks. Men is always causing a mess in nature!