Egyptian geese and common sandpipers

This video from the Netherlands says about itself:

Spring is here, wooing and duets are everywhere–

The Water Ballet of Egyptian Geese filmed in Amsterdam West.

After my second blog entry about Slangenburg, here comes the third entry.

In the morning, the yellow signs of the trapezium walk.

A long-tailed tit.

We come to a marsh where I did not see any birds yesterday. Today, a birdwatcher there points out the Egyptian geese with chicks. She also knows where black woodpeckers nest. Unfortunately, I did not see that species this time, contrary to nine years ago here. In the mud, roe deer tracks.

A nuthatch. A buzzard. Long-tailed tits. A brimstone butterfly.

In the afternoon, we follow mainly the green signs of the abbey walk.

Coltsfoot and lady’s smock flowering.

A group of willow tits cavorting in trees.

A female great spotted woodpecker climbs up a tree.

A male orange tip butterfly.

Then, a male and a female brimstone.

Then, first one peacock butterfly, then two of them.

Probably, the butterflies are reacting to the weather, which is warmer today after a coldish spell.

Early in the evening, I go back to the Egyptian geese marsh.

The parents are calling out in alarm to the chicks, as a buzzard flies above them. However, the buzzard flies past.

There are six common sandpipers in the shallow water.

A roe deer comes for a drink.

Four pied wagtails flying around.

The woodlands of Britain are becoming quieter every year, as native birds fail to reproduce and migrants don’t return: here.

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  1. Pingback: Flycatcher and sparrowhawk | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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