Species mix – Les Dombes II

Of course I didn’t only photograph Great crested grebes in Les Dombes (see last blogpost), but was quite amazed to see so many species! The breeding season was slowly ending and already the first waders were arriving, ducks started to moult and herons congregated. So lot’s of subjects to shoot! Even young Kingfishers were flying around and Muskrats were foraging at the borders of the lakes. Thousands of frogs played a huge concert every evening.
It was challenging to get some early morning fog, or to get some backlight with stunning black backgrounds of forests, and sunsets in the frames with some birds, but after two weeks I was able to concentrate on most of the species I wanted to photograph in several conditions; such als the Purple heron, Night heron, Squacco heron, Great white egret, Little egret, Pochard,…This is a small selection of the pictures I took, to see more you can have a look at my collection on my Vildaphoto website.
Looking forward to be back next year! It’s great fun photographing from the floating hide.