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Within the migratory corridors
In spring, in addition to the regular breeding species of Lorraine, Madine Lake and its ponds receive numerous migrating or stationary birds. The Sandpiper (Scolopacidae), Common Snipe (G. gallinago delicata), Red-necked Grebes (Podiceps grisegena), Arctic Loon (Gavia Arctica), or Great Egret (Ardea alba) settle on the lake's aquatic vegetation to feed, rest, or nest. As winter approaches, hundred of birds arrive from the north. They stop at Madine Lake before heading for warmer countries, such as the Common Crane (Grus Grus).
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