Appunti di viaggio:
NORTH EAST, ISONZO AND STELLA MOUTHS
I had to spend a full month of vacation due to problems of the company where I work. I didn't know how to use all this time..
ISONZO MOUTH NATURE RESERVE
This reserve was rewarded in 2007 by
the European Network Birdwatching Best Italian reserve for birdwatching.
From a bulkhead I could see a Curlew
The Marinetta observatory is structured in three levels; the lower one is below the water level, the perspective you get from there is really interesting. There was a Gadwall.
Going up to the first floor the view is global (you have the best light early morning and late afternoon). Hence the observation of species was perfect. Nice, I had never seen the Greater White-fronted Goose, and I had about 800 of it in front!
Over time the light becames harder and the backlight it was almost inevitable, and here goes one of many Northern Shoveler present in the oasis.
It was time to continue with my lap and I went around the ring to the Fox Observatory. A Water Pipit and a Greylag Goose was with me during my lunch.
The light finally turned warmer and attractive. Returning to the area by a bulkhead I could do justice to the beautiful colors of the Northern Shoveler.
To maintain a low vegetation they introduced the Camargue's Horse, and some of them moved.
What a beautiful light .. Sunset was coming and I tried to do some panning with the Greylag Goose.
A flock of Greater White-fronted Goose bye my first day in the Cona Island
Even the day after the weather was beautiful and I started from the Cịss observatory. Along the way I discovered a bulkhead from which the view was perfect as light as a perspective on the water. Than I was able to photograph the Greater White-fronted Goose in a good way..
When I was moving to another place, Silvano the Ornithologist arrived, he was beginning to count the Greater White-fronted Goose. He explained to me that among 800 Greater White-fronted Goose there was just one Lesser White-fronted Goose. The differences of these species are negligible in size and plumage but the rare Lesser White-fronted Goose has a yellow iris. Well, thanks to the hawk's eye of Silvano, we found she!
Then I could come back happy to the visitor center; in fact Silvano told me that there was a couple of Eurasian Nuthatch that usually staying in a precise tree than I decided to take some pictures of them. The light was quite strong and they were never calm.
Silvano recommended visiting the following day Marano Lagoon and he phoned to his friend Glauco that is responsible for the Regional Natural Reserve of "Valle Canal Novo e Foce
Nearby, a couple of Camargue's horses flirt.
Great excitement, a Greylag Goose came over my head, she seemed not interested at all to my presence.
Among the Common Teal, there was the Eurasian Wigeon.
I was beginning to be tired, the day was long.. Then I went to sit in one of the comfortable sit of the Marinetta. There was a nice Shelduck.
At last the sunset.
Another beautiful day in harmony with the nature.
"Valle Canal Novo" Nature Reserve
When I arrived to Marano Lagoon, Glauco showed me the. He told me that for many years every morning at 9.00 am they fed birds. Ducks and geese presents, understand the situation in their favor and rush to eat as much as possible. It results that you can shoot with a medium telelens beautiful pictures of Common Pochard.
Even Mallard arrived..
...and we were full!
In this period Greylag Goose have already formed all couple; it's the because if there is any intruder, the male becomes particularly aggressive ..
Even the Whooper Swan was noted for its elegance.
Interesting things didn't end; in fact Glauco invited me to attend a boat trip to the mouth of Stella river, organized for schoolchildren. I accepted immediately ;-)
Then I met another nice person, Adriano. He usually organize minicruises in the lagoon with his boat www.saturnodageremia.it
It was the first time that
I was in the lagoon and the sunny weather gave me the feeling of a magic atmosphere.
After one our of travel we arrived in the "Casoni" area.
The Casoni were the homes of fishermen, these were made of cane, with techniques passed down from father to son.
The fish and the Polenta was delicious and Adriano entertained us with some popular song.
I was at the end of my beautiful travel.
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