Friday, 14 November 2008

Destinations: Baligowka Peatbog - Poland

The Baligowka Peatbog lies in southern Poland, in the Orawa region, just north of road 957 between Czarny Dunajec and Piekielnik. This is about 30 minutes drive north-west of Zakopane and the Tatras. There is a convenient board-walk nature trail through the open bog. Though, like many such bogs, Baligowka can often be a silent and seemingly birdless place, it is a reliable place to see Black Grouse, which are resident. Other breeding birds include Hen Harrier, Common Quail, Corncrake and Great Grey Shrike. This photo was taken at dusk in November 2008.

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