Today, 21 May 2011, to Zouweboezem nature reserve.
Before we arrived there: hares in a meadow. An Egyptian goose standing on a lamppost.
Near the entrance of Zouweboezem reserve: garden warbler and greenfinch singing.
Pied wagtail. Sedge warbler singing from a treetop.
A bluethroat on a reed stem.
Two shelducks flying. Cuckoos calling.
A purple heron, a rare species nesting here, flies past.
Sounds of chiffchaff, willow warbler, pheasant, edible frog.
A male reed bunting on a reed stem.
Savi’s warbler singing.
This is a Dutch video on helping black terns nesting in the Wieden nature reserve.
This is a black tern video from Sweden.
Black tern nests and carp: here.
A jay. A common tern flies past, showing it is a bit bigger than the black terns.
A male and a female common pochard, resting between the yellow water-lilies.
A moorhen. A great crested grebe.
A male tufted duck. Redshank sound.
Near the hide: Canada and grey-lag geese.
Then, something unusual happens. A crane flies overhead. This is a very rare breeding species in the Netherlands; and it is late for spring migration.
Tufted loosestrife flowering.
A marsh warbler singing.
A whitethroat sings.
So does a grasshopper warbler.
In the grass, a spider web with lots of dewdrops. Its builder is present: an Agelena labyrinthica spider.
First, a male marsh harrier; then, a white stork flies above the meadow.
Two black-tailed godwits standing together on top of a fence.
Reed warbler singing.