2015 - bgenet


2015 - December

Lac du Der

During the fall migration (November-December), this is the best place to see Common cranes (Grus grus). 

I arrived at 7 am at the Lac du Der.  The colors were great before the sunrise.

The cranes fly to their diurnal feeding sites, during the sunrise.

Then I went on a short walk to Etang des Landres, observing the black-and-white woodpeckers tryptic (Great spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos major, Middle spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos medius, Lesser spotted woodpecker - Dendrocopos minor) and  hearing dozens of gun shots in less than one hour.

The European robins (Erithacus rubecula) where particularly tame.

2015 - August

The praying mantis.

2015 - July

Réserve zoologique d'Emancé

The park is known for its red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) colony. The feral population in the forests nearby originally escaped from here.

It used to have a few exotic birds, but this part is now closed to the public. Of interest are still the two pairs of Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus). 

2015 - July

National Day fireworks