Today, to the nature reserve.
At the white storks’ nest, one parent sitting, the other one standing next to it.
The sound of edible frogs.
Blue-tailed damselflies sitting on the water lilies of the castle pond.
A large red damselfly.
On a staircase built for ducks, from the water to the castle, a red-eared slider sitting in the sun.
Maybe this is the same turtle, grown bigger now, which I saw last years ago some hundreds of meters away, basking in the sun on a log in the water, close to where I saw teal and a kingfisher.
At that log now, coots are nesting, so the turtle had to go somewhere else.
The pet trade brought many red-eared sliders from America to Europe.
Many of them still young.
As they grew bigger, many did not fit any more in terrariums/paludariums.
Some of them were released into the wild; probably including this one.
A speckled wood; later, another one.
Young grey herons in the nests.
As I return to the castle, the turtle still sitting on the staircase. At the top of the staircase, a moorhen crossing.
Flying above the meadow: barn swallows, a shelduck, northern lapwings.
On the meadow: Canada geese, oystercatcher, magpie, Egyptian geese, wood pigeons.
A great crested grebe on the water.