The lake Siemianowka photographed over the year shows how dry this year until now was. Here is a picture from October 2018. The cranes are flying very frequently on their way to the south.
And here the development of the water level in the year 2019. Since I have visited this region starting with the end of 2015 at least quarterly I could observe that the water level decreased from spring to summer but over autumn and winter still reached up to the shore regions. This year I was afraid that it became drier and drier until October. Following the monthly photos of the intake structure at Cisowka taken. I have never experienced the lake so dry in September and October.
Also in the area Maruszka located at the southüfer the same picture. October 2018 to October 2019. The space for the numerous waterfowl is getting less and less.
Until July the reed population developed as usual. In April the influx was the highest, and in July the Narew was not visible from the observation tower because of the reeds. But since August the water level has been very low.
Kosy Most on the northern edge of the Bialowieza Forest. In June there were so many mosquitoes that I took pictures from the bridge and not the usual place.
From this point of view, I saw my first wisent in July 2015. Not from this moment on. But in many other places.
The water level dropped from 2.3 m in January to 1.3 m in December.