CIMG0584 Me in front of a rowan tree wrapped in bird nets at Ventes Ragas, September 2005
CIMG0584 Me with E in a sling, in front of a rowan tree enclosed by bird nets at Ventės Ragas. Ventės Ragas is a small cape on the Baltic sea cost that juts out into the Baltic sea. It has an ornithological station that tracks migratory birds. It’s one of the largest places in Europe for the migratory birds to rest on the way to their destination. At the moment we didn’t see any birds, much less ornithologists putting rings on them, but we saw nets that are probably used for catching birds. Some speculation ensued on how they catch the birds. There was a rowan tree growing in one of the net enclosures. At this time of the year it was covered in red berries. S wondered if this tree is used as a lure for birds, enticing them to land and get entangled in the nets. My mom wasn’t sure.
Ventės Ragas, Lithuania, September 2005