I was recently in Eastern Europe last week and although the architecture and river scenery was exquisite, the wildlife was lacking. Not only were birds noticeably missing, the insects were absent as well. I also noticed few feral cats throughout most cities.
What birds I did see were those living in luxury at palace gardens and courtyards. Swans on the other hand, lived free, swimming the river’s edge on the Danube.
On the grounds of Prague Castle, roamed peacocks.
Blue and white peacocks.
Did you know peacocks sit in trees?
The castle also had caged birds.
For 16 days, I did not see much wildlife. Even farms were mostly agricultural with large corporate farms. Small farms were few in the countryside we visited, but I did see shepherds herding sheep and cattle while we rode on busses. Birds, well, the few we saw, were rather ordinary. To see pretty images from my trip, see Garden Walk Garden Talk.