Thursday, 21 May 2009
Destinations: Pikla - Estonia
The disused fish-ponds at Pikla lie by the hamlet of the same name on Estonia's Baltic Coast south of Parnu, about 12km north of Haademeeste, between road 4 and the sea. There are ponds, reedbeds, meadows, dunes and the sea itself. There are 3 bird-towers here, one over the ponds, 2 looking out to sea. Passage birds include all the swans, geese, gulls, terns, waders and warblers that one would expect hereabouts. Rarities for Estonia are sometimes found here, too. Breeding birds include Little and Spotted Crakes, Savi's Warbler and Bearded and Penduline Tits.