Poland, 20 May.
Also: golden oriole; chiffchaff.
Greater celandine flowering.
Willow warbler. Thrush nightingale.
Sounds of yellowhammer and cuckoo.
Grasshopper warbler sound.
A red squirrel on a coniferous tree.
The bus takes us into the reserve.
In the park’s rehabilation center for injured animals, wild boars; and a female moose with a two day old calf. And a buzzard in a cage.
A red-breasted flycatcher in the telescope.
Then, a male cuckoo sits in a treetop. We see it calling, while most people usually just hear it.
In the sandy soil of parabole dunes in this part of the reserve, the antlion lives.
A brimstone butterfly.
Mouse-ear hawkweed flowering.
Common juniper shrubs.
An orange tip butterfly.
A tree pipit singing in a tree.
This is a video of a tree pipit near Hilversum, the Netherlands.
A flying hoopoe.
This is a video of a woodlark made in The Netherlands, Strabrechtse heide.
Then, we see a moose. Not a captive one, like in the rehabilitation center, but a wild one, eating, through the telescope.
Our second stop is in a forest growing on old peat ground.
Lily of the valley flowering.
Later, a walk on a sandy road.
A skylark takes a sand bath on it.
A dead young grass snake, killed on the road.
A meadow pipit sitting on a birch tree.
A male marsh harrier flies past.
Like the skylark before, a yellowhammer takes a sand bath on the road.
Eastern Poland is famous for a bird which about reaches its western limit here: the barred barbler. Sometimes, we hear it from dense bushes. But it is about as secretive as the little crake of Bialystok. I just managed to see its tail, and movements indicating that it was cleaning its feathers. Others had more luck.
Another traffic victim, this time a sand lizard.
A speckled wood butterfly. The first one which I see in Poland; more common more to the west.
Again, tree frog sounds as the evening approaches.