The secrets of bird nests on the White Sea


Different species of birds are unique from each other in the way that they look, the way that they behave and the way that they live. There is however one thing that most birds have in common and that is their home - a nest - the place where they will lay and protect their eggs.

Different species of birds are unique from each other in the way that they look, the way that they behave and the way that they live. There is however one thing that most birds have in common and that is their home - a nest - the place where they will lay and protect their eggs. We here at the Russian Travel Guide set off to islands in the White Sea where we learned how oystercatchers decorate their homes, just where ducks find the down they use to cosy up their nests, what happens in the woodpecker’s hollow, whether or not a merganser can lay 14 eggs at once, what seagulls perched on rock are really squawking about and how often wagtails feed their chicks. Plunge into the unusual animal world where we will try to understand which of these feathered creatures is the best and most successful builder.