Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Back from Poland
So, back from southern Poland! Most of our time was spent exploring the numerous fishpond systems around Zator and Oswiecim, east of Krakow, and we had some great sightings. In particular, great views of Temminck's Stints, loads of Whiskered Terns, close views of Short-toed Treecreepers and two different Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, and a memorable moment when a White-tailed Eagle chased an Osprey that was carrying a fish! Some of us even took time out to visit the museums and remnants of the former concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau... disturbing places those.