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Poland - May 2006


In May 2006 we visited the home of wildlife photographer and conservationist Marek Borkowski in Poland.

We spent the whole week on foot around the Biebrza marshes and were welcomed as part of Marek’s family, excellently catered for by his wife Hanya and very well entertained by their three lovely children.



Early starts were the order of the day - up at 4am to catch the light



An added bonus of the early starts - a pebble-hook moth



Chequered Skipper butterfly



Red-backed shrikes were nesting by the river



The song of the great reed warbler could not be missed



Whinchats were feeding in the meadows



Spotted flycatchers were nesting in the eaves of Marek's house



Hoopoe were nesting underneath the cottage we were staying in



White storks grazed and caught frogs in the meadow



The wild Tarpan horses enjoyed galloping through the meadows & woods



Scarce chaser dragonflies frequented a pool in the meadow



Brown hare



Lesser-spotted woodpeckers were raising young in a tree outside Marek's house

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