Finally over the last days there has been some activity in the area. Even though it still feels like winter, more and more birds are becoming active – building nests, mating and well, just being there. Yesterday I spent some time in the fields again, and saw many different birds. The biggest surprise was probably a Brown Hare (Haas) running after some Common Snipes (Watersnip). The latter were abundant, but hiding most of the time, only by the end of the day they showed themselves. Without a camouflaged shelter however, they can not really be approached – alert as they are by nature. While lying motionless in a wet field, a White Wagtail was hopping around me, however most of the time too close to focus :~( …..