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Ilmatsalu Fish Ponds

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Whooper Swan ( Cygnus cygnus )

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At least a hundred Black Terns

20 or so Little Gulls

A pair of Red Necked Grebes

Marsh Harrier


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Thrush Nightingale

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Whitethoat

Lesser Whitethroat

Penduline Tit

Whinchat

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and

Common Rosefinch



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Soomaa

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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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Leidissoo

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In a glade in the woodlands at the northern end of Leidissoo

Tree Pipit



and

Yellow Hammer

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