Friday, 12 June 2015

Poland (part 5)


Agriculture seems fairly low tech and wildlife friendly. However, the decline of some species is a little worrying. Harvesting Hay seems quite early?


Fieldfare
These seem to have replaced Mistle Thrush and Blackbird. No Mistle Thrush were seen on the trip and Blackbirds seem to be a woodland rather than garden bird.



Grey-headed Woodpecker


Hornet


Graphosoma lineatum


Spotted Flycatcher




Thrush Nightingale
A very common bird and much easier to see than Nightingale.



Red Squirrel



Red-breasted Flycatcher
This bird was very difficult to locate. An earlier find of a female evaded the camera and this bird was only captured on camera by a return visit.


Barred Umber 
Plagodis pulveraria




Beetle Trap
I think the target was Pine Shot Beetle (Tomicus piniperda)



An unexpected bird. Thanks to a tip-off from the Wild Poland tour leader we managed to find this small nesting colony. (I also managed to spot two from the car on our return journey to Warsaw.)


The Wild Poland tour leader gave us lots of information while his group were enjoying lunch.



Yes, more RED ones!



Yellow Wagtails quite common, but only ST managed to see Citrine.





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