Wednesday, March 11, 2009

South Moravian Highlights

I am back from South Moravia, Czech Republic. Besides the diverse habitats and pleasant villages our long week-end tour turned up many bird highlights including... a noisy flock of Greater White-fronted Geese being bothered by a White-tailed Eagle, a 3rd year Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring overhead, a couple of superb male Hen Harriers, an Eagle Owl calling at dusk, a roost of Long-eared and Short-eared Owls, numerous flocks of Waxwings, close views of a singing Short-toed Treecreeper, a very obliging Grey-headed Woodpecker and a Black Woodpecker hacking out its roadside nest-hole. I was also pleased to see that European Beavers are doing very well in the region, as the photo here shows! 

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