Photoblog 2022

December 18, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Elk’s photographic safari.



December 17, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

Impressive flock of wintering Fieldfares – at least 1 500 birds on the local buckthorn plantation!




November 28, 2022. Wigry National Park

With a cold blast from the North, first Redwings have arrived to NE Poland.



November 15, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Pygmy Owl – a challenging species to see in November.


November 11, 2022. Białowieża Forest

First Waxwings of the season. Seems like there could be a good winter for them in Europe.


October 29, 2022. Białowieża Forest

European Bisons enjoying the last days with green vegetation.


October 25, 2022. Dojlidy Fishponds

A family of Bearded Tits in autumnal reedbeds.


October 24, 2022. Baltic Coast

Slavonian Grebes used to breed in NE Poland many years ago.


October 23, 2022. Baltic Coast

Brent Goose – a species rarely seen in north-eastern part of the Poland.


October 12, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Female Elk steaming on a cold morning.


September 29, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

On that morning I met a wolfpack of 9 animals. I was extremely lucky and happy!


September 23, 2022. Białowieża Forest

September is not only a rutting time for Red Deers but also mating time of Elks.


September 16, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Early autumn vibes…


September 12, 2022. Białystok vicinity

A flock of several hundreds of Cranes roosting at the small beaver-made pond.


September 8, 2022. Siemianówka Resevoir

A rarely captured Spotted Crake caught in the net at the local ringing camp.


September 7, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Red Deer’s rut is already at this year’s peak…


September 6, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Autumnal Białowieża Forest with first morning frosts. At dawn the Forest resounds with numerous Hazel Grouses displaying & Pygmy Owl calls.


September 5, 2022. Białowieża Forest

August & September is a mating season for European Bisons.


August 22, 2022. Mazurian Lakeland

A colourful Bearded Tit is always a nice bird to see.


August 4, 2022. Białowieża Forest

This immature individual of Black Stork was very showy and has possibly just left the nest.



July 14, 2022. Narew River valley

Large Blue – a myrmecophilous species of butterfly.



July 10, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Lesser Spotted Eagle on a hunt.



July 5, 2022. Białowieża Forest

A male Purple Emperor collecting mineral salts from the forest road surface. A common butterfly in the woodlands of NE Poland in July.



June 30, 2022. Kurpiowska Plain

One of the rarest breeders in Polish avifauna – European Roller. Data shows a drastic 90% species’ decline comparing to the beginning of century.


June 10, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Aquatic Warbler singing in a morning sunlight.


June 9, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

A young male of Elk from Ławki Fen.


June 8, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

Early June is an excellent time to photograph Pygmy Owls as long as you have the nesthole located.


June 7, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

There aren’t many sites in Europe where you can see both species of Spotted Eagles – Lesser & Greater. Not often you can also observe those species side by side.


June 6, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Bluethroats are about to start second broods of the season.


June 2, 2022. Białowieża Forest

A tireless singer of the riverside thickets – Thrush Nightingale.


May 26, 2022. Białowieża Forest

The undisputed king of the woodlands.


May 24, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Citrine Wagtails are feeding the juveniles.


May 23, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Beautiful and showy Black-tailed Godwit.


May 22, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

Pygmy Owl with its prey – Marsh Tit.


May 18, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

That’s how I show Three-toed Woodpecker for my guests.


May 17, 2022. Białowieża Forest

A close-up of a Red-breasted Flycatcher adult male. What a fabulous bird it is!


May 15, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Tawny Pipit is back to its tiny gravel pit.

May 8, 2022. Białowieża Forest

A quite long-unseen Three-toed Woodpecker.

May 5, 2022. Białowieża Forest

A typical observation of Nutcracker – a bird perching on the tree top.

April 27, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Terns migrate now and hundreds of them hunt above the river floodings. This Whiskered Tern will probably also stay to breed here.

April 26, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Penduline Tits building the nest.

April 23, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

A young creature from Ławki Fen ;)

April 16, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Ruffs are already taking on their colourful breeding plumage.

April 8, 2022. Białystok city

Amphibian migration took off after the cold blast. On the picture Spadefoot Toad.

April 6, 2022. Białowieża Forest

You shall not pass!

April 4, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

A close encounter with Wolf from the Middle Basin of Biebrza Valley.

March 30, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

A simple yet stunning habitat of Biebrza National Park – swamp birch forest.

March 29, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

White Storks are back.

March 24, 2022. Dojlidy Fishponds

A pair of Red-necked Grebes in breeding plumage.

March 22, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Anseriformes peaks now – thousands of ducks (mostly Wigeons and Pintails) and geese (White-fronted) can be seen in the valley.

March 20, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

In deciduous woodlands of NE Poland first geophytes start to appear – like this Hepatica nobilis.

March 17, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

March full moon – owl time!

March 15, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

Nutcracker – a noisy cousin of Eurasian Jay.

March 13, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Long-lost Wild Boars from the outskirts of Białowieża Forest.

March 8, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Woodpeckers (including this female of White-backed) start to be very vocal.

March 4, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

Stoat jumped out of the grass while I was watching a flock of geese.

March 3, 2022. Narew river valley

White-tailed Eagles are already incubating eggs.

March 1, 2022. Knyszyn Forest

A chance encounter with hunting Pygmy Owl.

February 28, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

In NE Poland migration of geese is in full swing – surprisingly early this year.

February 27, 2022. Białowieża Forest

In early spring at dusk primeval woodlands resound with soft whistling of Pygmy Owls.

February 16, 2022. Białystok city

A long time no see species – Syrian Woodpecker. It seems like they are likely to breed somewhere around this year.

February 7, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

I’ve visited Biebrza Marshes today and I can only say one thing – we are inevitably heading for early spring!

January 22, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Before sunset, at the edge of the forest I found a herd of 33 European Bisons.

January 21, 2022. Białowieża Forest

Finally… Some winter weather!

January 18, 2022. Biebrza Marshes

In winter on Biebrza Marshes Elks move to coniferous forests in search of food. They also shed the antlers from November to February.

January 11, 2022. Wigry National Park

Observing over 80 Smews at Lake Wigry during national Wintering Water Bird Survey.

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