Friday 1 March 2013.
We departed from Giffaumont-Champaubert village.
A red kite flying.
At the Chantecoq hide, again three cranes. Probably the same family of yesterday.
A female goosander swims.
We walk to a smaller lake, the Etang des Landres.
Still partly frozen.
A young mute swan.
In the fields, many small groups of cranes.
The loess soil often sticking to their legs.
Then, the Cornée du Der oak forests.
A short-toed treecreeper. A juvenile sea eagle flying overhead.
Long-tailed tit. Marsh tit.
We hear a black woodpecker call.
On the lake bank, traces of wild boar moving the soil around. A great egret flies past.
Then, a glimpse of a rare bird: a middle spotted woodpecker.
In a field near trees, hundreds of cranes. Some of the birds doing mating dances.
A score of red kites, on spring migration together, land in trees next to a hundred rooks.
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