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Nemunas Delta

Considered a globally significant Wetland area

The Nemunas Delta Regional Park covers almost 240 km² in 14 reserves from which 20% is covered with water. A truly unique and hidden gem in the Baltic area.

In the breeding season there is about 200 species where as many as 40 are listed in the Lithuanian red book of endangered species.

More interesting for our workshop is that the delta is one of the most significant migration routes in Europe

Depending on the water level and wind conditions. The area we will be using, are for the most part shallow-water with sand and mud bottom. There are large patches of water lilly plants where big tern colonies rest and feed their chicks.

Expect to work in water depths between shoulder depth and 10-30cm, where you end up laying flat on the bottom moving around with your toes.

It's never possible to say for sure but with a reasonable high certainty, you can expect to photograph some of these - Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Goldeneye, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, Coot, Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Common Tern, Gadwall, Gargeney, Marsh Harrier, BH Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Gull, Great Black- backed Gull, Little Gull, Caspain Tern, Common Shelduck, Lapwing, Common Gull , Mute Swan and etc

If water level is not too high we also get waders as it is their migration period: - (Ruff, Lapwing, Redshank, Knot, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Common Snipe, Wood sandpiper, common sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed and Bar-taield Godwit.)

 

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