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Life on rivers

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Dragonflies and damselflies – ancient flyers

Odonata, the dragonflies and damselflies are large flying insects, living near the rivers and their backwaters. These beautiful flyers have fascinating life cycle, living in the water as larvae and airborne a adults. Please follow and like us:

The grass snake

The grass snake

The grass snake (Natrix natrix) is a common snake that lives near water habitats in Europe. It is a predator, but also prey. In spring, meatballs of these snakes could be found entangled. Please follow and like us:

Small birds in winter

Small birds in winter

Winter is a tough time for small birds. Subzero temperatures, snow cover that prevents finding the food makes the survival difficult. See the gallery of some of the central European birds found on the river banks. Please follow and like us:

The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

People would say that this bird is romantic, as its nuptial dance looks like just like that. The great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) inhabits oxbow lakes and other water bodies. Please follow and like us:

The whiskered tern – breeding in the backwaters

The whiskered tern – breeding in the backwaters

Social bird from oxbow lakes and other marshes, the whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) is an impressive hunter, that builds the floating nests from the vegetation. Please follow and like us:

The great cormorant – the great fisherman

The great cormorant – the great fisherman

Not many fishermen like these excellent hunters. However, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) are natural on our rivers and other water bodies. Please follow and like us:

The common tern (Sterna hirundo)

The common tern (Sterna hirundo)

Nesting on gravel bars, the common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a bird that lives on the rivers. Elegant flyer, it hunts by diving into the water. Please follow and like us:

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) – dweller of the steep river banks

The sand martin (Riparia riparia) is a bird that can’t live without river erosion, breeding on a steep river bank. They are the symbols oft he natural rivers. Please follow and like us:

Wintering of the birds on the backwaters – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Wintering of the birds on the backwaters – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Winter is a time of food scarcity and freezing day. Many birds have fled to the warm climates, many in remain in northern areas during winter. Geese, ducks, coots, swans flock the rivers, to spend the winter on the backwaters of the rivers. Please follow […]

Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Wintering of the birds on the rivers – VIDEO AND PHOTOS

Winter is a time of food scarcity and freezing day. Many birds have fled to the warm climates, many in remain in northern areas during winter. Geese, ducks, coots, swans flock the rivers, to spend the winter on the rivers. Please follow and like us: