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Archive for March, 2009

Stefano Unterthiner - Lake Tysslingen, Sweden

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

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After spending several weeks in Greece for the Eleonora's falcon (enjoying the sunshine and the beach, in the meantime...), getting “crazy” in Poland trying to find the bison in the Bialowieza forest, I'm back again in the field for my ...

Florian Möllers - Ijsselmeer, NL

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 2 Comments »

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Two years back I spoke to a Chinese fisherman at the Li river. At 76 years he had been fishing with cormorants for more than 60 years by then. And he simply couldn’t believe that a bird that everybody he ...

Sven Začek - Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland V

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Day 15-16. Finally a completely clear morning! I am having my fingers crossed that the weather will stay clear and that the owl will still be around. In the meantime my cottage owner has found out what I do for a ...

Sven Začek - Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland IV

Friday, March 20th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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Day 11-14. The word is that the owls have been in the same area from late January, but only three days ago one local bird enthusiast had posted the info on a birdwatchers' forum, and for three days the guys from ...

Sven Začek - Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland III

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Day 7-10. I am still in Käylä, just 40 kilometres from Kuusamo and at the edge of the Oulanka National Park. Now it is time to use the sunny days to search for viewpoints at the Kitkajoki River and Kiutaköngas. ...

Manuel Presti - Durankulak Lake, Bulgaria IV

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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The quest for the geese in Bulgaria has been getting like the move in a chess game: you have almost no clue what the first/next move of the other player will be! There is just one sure thing that will happen, ...

Sven Začek - Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland II

Monday, March 16th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Day 4-6. In the evening of the third day there were some signs of the weather improving, which lead to completely clear skies by the time we were back in our cottage having dinner in the dark. Before coming to Kuusamo ...

Sven Začek - Kuusamo, Finnish Lapland, Finland

Saturday, March 14th, 2009 Posted in Northern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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The first of my two missions in Finland takes me to the Kuusamo region where two of the most famous national parks in Finland are located – the Riisitunturi National Park and Oulanka National Park. The other half belongs to ...

László Novák - Lödersdorf, Austria

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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Everybody has one or more very favourite things about the world that makes her or his heart tick much faster than usual. Until now I had two of them. The first two are the national anthem and the crane migration ...

Manuel Presti - Durankulak Lake, Bulgaria III

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

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In the morning the wind is so cold that I have the impression it cuts my face like a knife, yet the locals tell me it’s a mild winter this year… (maybe I should drink one more grappa at breakfast). Anyway, ...