Thursday, 11 September 2008
Destinations: Nove Mlyny - Czech Republic
The Nove Mlyny reservoirs lie in South Moravia about 40km south from Brno and just 12km north of the Czech-Austrian border at Mikulov. In spring and summer there are colonies of nesting Black-headed Gulls, with some Mediterranean and Yellow-legged Gulls and Common Terns, on islands in the middle section of the system (there are 3 large man-made waterbodies here). Some grebes and wildfowl also nest. Areas with reeds host Savi's and Great Reed Warbler, Bluethroat and Penduline and Bearded Tits. From autumn through to late winter large numbers of Bean, Greater White-fronted and Greylag Geese, Smew and other ducks reside here. The geese roost and drink on the waters and graze in surrounding crop fields. Several White-tailed Eagles winter, too.