Winter is still strong enough but spring is already approaching. Day after day the forest fills with more light, titmice's whistling and the woodpecker's tapping get clearer. In the day-time, when the weather is calm, the sun is hotter thawing snow and warming the trees' bark.
The spring flood-time is at its height. Flood water covered
meadows, edges of woods. A raccoon dog escapes to a dry knob where the coltshot flowers
have just shot from the wet soil and shown their golden heads to the sun.
In spring funny long-legged elk-calves are born in quiet nooks. They are hard to be spotted among green branches and brown patches of earth.
ancient glory of the mighty aurochs revives on the Belarusian land. In the Belaviezskaja
Puscha and Biarezinski forest preserves there are already more than 230 animals.
dexterously built a solid dam and raised the water-level in the rivulet.
little bunting is hunting insects by the dam.
The golden pheasant is a rare bird in our parts. We encounter him in the Biarezinsky Preserve.
such pheasants are reared in the Republic's special hunting forestries.
morning two cranes came flying to a far-off field.
blackcocks' mating-place is a picturesque and unforgettable picture. In the twilight, the
red-browed cocks fly together to their favorite place and the whole neighborhood
with their passionate muttering.
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