This is a red crested pochard video.
Like last year, on our way, we passed circles of Clitocybe nebularis mushrooms.
West of the Naardermeer, a great egret.
A kestrel flying past.
This time, it was a bigger boat than last year.
A great egret flying past the boat.
Many snipes flying away.
Great crested grebes.
Our guide tells us that today, about 1000 great cormorant couples a year nest in the Naardermeer. It used to be 5000, but that was before they could go to favourable breeding grounds like the Oostvaardersplassen in the new polders.
Around the great cormorant colony, the bird dung makes the water eutrophic. It is the only place in the Naardermeer where duckweed, which needs eutrophic water, grows.
Many chockeberries, their leaves red now in autumn, grow here. Originally, they are from North America. They were brought from there to European gardens. Then, birds eating the berries brought them to marshy nature reserves.
Whirligig beetles and pondskaters in the water.
A red crested pochard duck.
During a walk, a stinkhorn.
Back on the lake, many tufted ducks and common pochards.
In the Corversbos, a buzzard landing on a field, then flying away.