Today, some rain.
On the white storks’ nest, the two parents and two, still small, young.
The rainy spring of this year causes problems in white storks’ nests.
As parents try to shield the young from rain, they sometimes cannot catch enough food, and chicks die.
Here, they are still both alive. Let’s hope for some better weather for them.
Two Egyptian geese fly close to the storks’ nest.
In the other meadow, east of the nature reserve: black-tailed godwit. Northern lapwing. Oystercatcher. And redshank.
This is a redshank video.
Many barn swallows.
And some swifts ( not very common here, as they often nest in old buildings in city centres).
In the castle pond, the great crested grebe nest is empty.
A bit further, an adult and a chick swim together.
Along the path near the pond, a rare composite plant flowering.
Its flowers are orange.
Maybe to be in time for the football world cup, in the colour of the Dutch soccer team?
On the road from the castle to the exit, a song thrush eating.
Relatives of black-tailed godwits, the bar-tailed godwits, in New Zealand: here.