We are in the mixed bird colony, at the southern end of Small Prespa Lake, close to the Albanian border. It is part of one of the 10 National Parks of Greece, where rare species of birds nest and reproduce-pelicans (genus Pelecanus), cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), herons (Ardea Linnaeus), black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
The filmmaker captures the young herons on the branches of an aquatic tree. Then, we notice that the researchers-scientists have covered their canoe with a burlap, so that their presence does not frighten the birds.
Up in the trees a young black-crowned night heron and a group of herons of all kinds. Young Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae with a long beak whose tip is as wide as a spoon, hence their name.
We see flocks of Eurasian spoonbills and herons, a cormorant chick in its nest and others among the branches. As the sacred time of feeding the new-born birds has arrived, we see an Eurasian spoonbill opens its wide beak for the chicks to insert their little beaks and take their food.
Afterwards, in the branches of a tree, we can stand out a black cormorant and a little egret (Egretta), of the heron family. Then, the feeding process of the young herons follows, where the chicks put their mouths deep into the adult’s neck to take the food that has been collected (fish).
The film closes with a general shot of this amazing colony, focusing on chicks of all species, as well as two little egrets.