As I wrote on this blog, 23 October 2012 was a very beautiful day at the “Baillon’s crake reserve”. I saw a goshawk better than ever before; I saw a flock of over 100 snipes; and still more!
BUT: no camera.
So, next day, 24 October, I went again. This time, with a camera present.
Again, like yesterday, gadwall ducks in the canals near the southern entrance.
In the southern lake, teal swimming. And, like yesterday, snipes. But flying a lot less, not as disturbed, compared to yesterday.
Are they not afraid of the goshawk anymore? I look at the roof where the bird of prey sat. There is a bird. But it’s a carrion crow today.
So, unfortunately, less photo opportunities than yesterday. The weather is also a lot less sunny than yesterday
On the northern lake island: snipes, lapwings, and teal.
Behind them, near the northern lake bank, a grey heron eats a fish.
A robin sings.
On the bank of the pond of the ex-”goshawk house”, two tufted ducks and mallards.
Also, three muscovy ducks. Males have a mostly white head; females a mostly black head.
Quite some teal in the marshy area not far from the railroad.
In the northern meadow: eleven hares (more than ever). And Canada, grey lag, and Egyptian geese.
As we walk back, a black-headed gull in winter plumage on a lamppost. It cleans its feathers.