Sorry, sorry. I tried to write about seeing some Pygmy Cormorants, and well, you know. And anyway, is chronology really that important? No. I can cover the Black Sea coast later, and over on the "Trips" page it will be seamless. You will never know. Never know that a Blue-winged Mountain Tanager is one of the best birds I have ever seen. Even in the rain, of which there was a lot, this bird just shone. Seared my eyeballs with its magnificence. And it wasn't even the best bird out there. Not by a long shot. There is so much to tell, so much. The trip that almost never was, that Covid killed not once but twice, but that was clawed back. A third catastrophe and I think we were done, but we went, we saw, and we were stunned. And you will be too. After Bulgaria.