Sunday, 8 March 2009

Wetlands, late winter

There was wet overnight snow that had melted by midday. I'd decided over breakfast to don my wellingtons and stroll down to the wetlands at the end of the road. Within a month from now the marshes will be full of life, frogs, gulls, swans - but now, it's as dead as can be. The ice has melted from the surface of the waters, the snow's gone, but other than the non-migrating magpies, jackdaws and rooks - no interesting wildlife to be seen.

In my wellies I could wade right in; the water level seemed lower than last year, despite the heavier snowfalls this winter. Another place for some peace and solitude. May it long remain so.

The first two links below from a year ago show how different things were last March 7th.

This time last year:
Wetlands, late winter 2008
More intimations of spring
Warsaw Metro's link to the outside world
Okęcie freight sidings

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