For all that, birds are in the foreground, especially in the first part of the film picturing spring. We searched for the habitats of all the presented species, and at the same time film locations, by ourselves, partly during nature monitoring activities and ornithological/bird inventories in the area of the Karkonosze National Park, its buffer zone and the surrounding areas. Yet, to show the unique nature of the Karkonosze, the film focusses on rare species characteristic of these mountains, such as the ‘golden eight’ birds of the Karkonosze.
In the Karkonosze and the neighbouring Izerskie Mountains, Black Grouse has one of its last remaining bigger populations in Poland. Subalpine mires on the summit plateau are home to northern subspecies of Bluethroat, which in Poland occurs almost exclusively in the Karkonosze Mountains. Water Pipit, Alpine Accentor and Ring Ouzel are typical alpine species, which are hardly ever found outside the mountains. Totally unique is Dotterel – a species of Waders which in Europe is nesting mainly in Scandinavia and only exceptionally breeds in Poland. Boreal Owls, Pygmy Owl and Tengmalm’s Owl also inhabit the forests of Karkonosze. I tried very hard to make sure that what we see on the screen reflects the real world. Both the blooming plants and singing birds appear in different seasons in line with their phenology.