- Tophejre - Rääkkähaikara - Ralreiger -
Rallenreiher - Crabier chevelu - Garcilla Cangrejera
cycled out to Lake Kournas before dawn the first birds I saw were these
two Squacco Herons. They fed out in the open and gave excellent views
as they caught small fish and what looked like some kind of prawn.
Initially I had to use very high ISO settings to take pictures,
gradually decreasing as the sun came up and more light became available.
This was a test of patience and endurance as I was hidden behind some
shrubs, kneeling in the path of some ants with a cloud of mosquitos
over me and, after a while, cramp in my right leg. Pretty much worth
the effort though....
Lake Kournas, Crete,