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A boardwalk through this area takes you through the variety of habitats. Mire - Dry wood - Wet mire with pools.

A pair of Goosander were basking in the glow of the evening sunshine.

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Estonia hay meadow management.

Surprising few birds as I believe this is designed to increase biodiversity.

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White Stork ( Ciconia ciconia )

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Common Crane ( Grus grus )

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Hornbeam ( Carpinus betulus )

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Thrush Nigthingale singing






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Hazel Grouse nibbling the new shoots on the Silver Birch.

Great Grey Owl

White Backed Woodpecker

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Wood Warbler singing.

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Marsh Marigold ( Caltha palustris )

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Buttercup Anemone ( Anemone ranunculoides )

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Green Hairstreak ( Callophrys rubi )


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An Icterine Warbler singing from high in these trees.







Pied Flycatcher & Spotted Flycatcher also present.


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White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba )


on the road
to
Tartu

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White Stork ( Ciconia ciconia )


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Common Crane ( Grus grus )

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Matsalu Bay

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Haeska meadows on the North Shore of Matsalu bay.

Barnacle and Whitefront on stop over. ( Branta leucopsis & Anser albifrons )

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Coats of many colours.

Ruff on the flooded fields.
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Wood Sandpiper

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Hundreds of Ruff out on the shoreline. ( Philomachus pugnax )

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Kloostri

The channel here controls the water level of the flood meadows.

Lesser Spotted Eagle on the road from Haesta to Kloostri

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A circular walk here leads out onto the reedbeeds.

White Tailed Sea Eagle breeding in the reed beds.
Common Crane
Montague's Harrier
Blue Headed Wagtail
Wood Sandpiper
White Stork

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Water Horsetail - ( Equsitum fluviatile )

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Solomon's Seal ( Polygonatum multiflorum )

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Wood Anemone ( Anemone nemorosa )

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Buttercup Anemone ( Anemone ranunculoides )

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Ash bud ( Fraxinus excelsior )

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Sea Buckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides )

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Norway Maple ( Acer platanoides )

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Bird Cherry ( Prunus padus )

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