Wildbirds of the swamps of La Dombes in France

Birds of the swamps of La Dombes in France

For that second trip in La Dombes, a marshy region located north of Lyon in the department of Ain in France, we enjoyed very specific weather conditions. The north wind was sometimes violent and cold preventing the surface birds out of the reedbeds. Most species such as great crested grebes, coots nest away from predators. These conditions have allowed us to focus on wading birds. During this trip, we were able to observe and photograph many interesting species such as the purple heron, gray heron, squacco, the Little Egret or Great White Egret. This time we also had the chance to photograph the famous European kingfisher. All photos were taken from floating blinds. This is the only technique to get close enough without scaring birds.

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Article published on Monday, May 26, 2014 . Written by

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