Red-eared slider and blue-tailed damselflies

Edible frog

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.

A carp.

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.

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