July, 31. Downstream on the Chelomdja river.
We set off early in the morning, making stops at every known nest. We have made several drone flights, and also got a nice video footage of the adults at a nest with one chick. We simply left the camera running at the river’s gravel bar, and went upstream for lunch.
In total the Chelomdja River had 4 productive nests with one chick each, and a total of 7 occupied territories.
At the end of the day we arrived to the Centralniy ranger’s station. It was Sunday, and the rangers were on high alert as there was a lot of cars with boats downstream on the border of the nature reserve, and they worried that poachers would enter the reserve for fish.