Today, blue tailed damselflies on the water lily leaves.
On the meadow: oystercatchers, including at least one chick.
Redshank. Northern lapwing.
On the castle pond, a parent great grested grebe with a chick.
On the grebe nest: one grebe bending forward
The other grebe first swimming behind the nest, gently pecking the other one.
Then, climbing on the nest as well and mating.
While I had often seen great crested grebes courting, this was the first time I saw them mating.
Male and female great crested grebes are very similar, and apparently often change positions in mating.
From a bench near the small pond: a black tailed skimmer dragonfly flying.
And a song thrush eating a snail.
At the white stork nest, one parent. And two chicks.
So, unlike, alas, many other young storks, they survived the rainy weather.
And it is sunny now.
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