Thursday, 24 April 2008

We are flooding our rice fields!!

The Spring migrants' main stopping points in our area are the flooded rice fields, an area that occupies approximately 1200 hectares and is fully flooded by water, providing an ideal feeding and resting place for the tens of thousands of migratory birds. In this weekend we began to flood our rice fields. Today is a second day, that the fields are flooded, but the birds already there. A few species: Night Herons, Little Egrets, Great White Egrets, Black and White Storks, Eurasian Spoonbills, Black-winged Stilts, Avocets, Pratincoles, Dunlins, Black-tailed Godwits, Whiskered, Black and White-winged Black Terns are looking for prey.

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