French cranes, finches, farewell, photos


After yesterday, today, Sunday 3 March 2013, was our last morning with the cranes of Lac du Der, France.

This French video is the first one of a series about crane migration at the lake “Lac du Der” in autumn 2010.

And this French video is the second one of that series about crane migration at Lac du Der in autumn 2010.

We rose very early today, to see and hear the cranes around sunrise.

It is much sunnier this morning than on earlier cloudy days here; though a bit misty.

Lac du Der, last morning

It is freezing; minus two degrees centigrade.

Cranes, early morning, Lac du Der, 3 March 2013

Slowly, the beautiful sound of the cranes around the lake gets stronger, as they wake up and start flying away.

Cranes, early morning, flying, Lac du Der, 3 March 2013

Also: mallards, coots and grey lag geese.

A blackbird sings in the village.

Our bus departs. First, to the Ferme aux grues again.

Cranes, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

Many cranes.

Cranes flying, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

In the trees, near the hide: house sparrows.

House sparrow male in frosty tree, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

Male and female bullfinch.

Goldfinch in tree, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

A goldfinch.

Greenfinches, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

Greenfinches.

Great tits and blue tits.

Chaffinch and greenfinch, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

Chaffinches.

Great spotted woodpecker male, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

And a beautiful male great spotted woodpecker.

Great spotted woodpecker male in frosty tree, Ferme aux Grues, 3 March 2013

The bus continues to the north. Near Vitry-le-François, a female hen harrier flies. Fieldfares on a field.

11:15. Still 70 kilometer till Reims. A red kite flying.

Five minutes later. A flock of rooks on a fence.

Later, another red kite flying. A buzzard on a fence.

When the bus stops: long-tailed tits in a tree.

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