This video, in English, is about nature in Biebrza in Poland.
Like yesterday, we are in Goniadz, Poland.
A linnet on a shrub.
Cuckoo and golden oriole sounds.
The bus takes us to a sedge peat bog.
An aquatic warbler photo is here.
Then, a female hen harrier. This species stopped nesting in Poland years ago. Here was their last stand. That this bird now is here as late as 22 May, may mean that hen harriers will start nesting again. Recently, this species has declined in the Netherlands.
This video is about hen harriers in Scotland.
We continue, to a few small lakes. There, two hoopoes sit in a tree.
And a skylark, singing.
Black terns, white-winged black terns, and whiskered terns flying over the lakes, diving sometimes.
Some white-winged black terns try to drive away a fox.
Black-tailed godwit and redshank at the next stop.
At the stop after that, a common tern sitting on a log in the middle of the river.
At the next stop, “our” Polish biologist sees a carrion crow, which is rare in Poland.
And someone else sees a golden oriole, singing. Which is also rare: not hearing the singing, but seeing this species, which usually is hidden near leafy tree tops.
This is a golden oriole video.
Our last stop turns out to be the best stop of today. From a watchtower, where barn swallows nest, we have an excellent view over mudflats, meadows, and water.
A black stork flying among many white storks. Great egrets.
A female ruff. Grey lag geese.
Then, both a male and a female citrine wagtail.
This is a citrine wagtail video.
As we arrive back in Goniadz, a lapwing tries to drive away a male Montagu’s harrier.
Common cranes in Britain: here.
[Monday 2 November 2009]: One of the England’s rarest birds of prey, the Hen Harrier, has all but vanished as a breeding species after a disastrous breeding season this year, according to latest figures: here.