Lovely butterflies are abundant now, e.g. this Lesser Purple Emperor:
Dragonflies and damselflies are in the air or in the trees (and notice the shadow!):
Hungry stork chicks are learning that hare is on the menu:
Afterwards, there’s a drink to be had:
Stretching time, soon to be fledging time:
The White Storks in Devinska Nova Ves are doing very well. They have actually not five, but six chicks in their nest. This is an enormous clutch size, usually there are only four chicks. One week ago, one parent was still on the nest, presumably for protective purposes.
This week, the chicks can already be left alone. They haven’t fledged yet, but are practising.
We also saw a group of about ten storks circling over the river Morava, a beautiful sight.