Dabchicks, deer, pike, and fungi

This is a common teal video.

Today, to the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen nature reserve.

Already near the entrance, nuthatch sounds. And a bearded tooth fungus growing on a tree.

Along the footpath, pieces of a big treetrunk chopped apart by woodcutters. On these pieces, Trametes gibbosa and oyster mushrooms grow.

From a small hill, there is a good view of the Oranjekom pond. In spite of the cold weather, most of it is not frozen, attracting many birds. There are maybe 100 tufted ducks. Scores of mallards. Coots. Little grebes. Also some female pochards. There are also gadwalls, and common teal. Great cormorants. A grey heron on the bank.

Later, redwings and fieldfares in the trees. Also great tits and blue tits. A snipe [see also here] close to the water.

Fallow deer, both male and female, not far from the foothpath.

In a small canal, a big northern pike, standing almost still at the same spot of months ago.

A kestel flies past. Then, two male goosanders.

On a sand dune, winter stalkball fungi grow.

Not far away, Piptoporus betulinus.

Hymenochaete rubiginosa on a tree.

Canada geese on a meadow.

Trametes versicolor fungi.

Finally, a Phellinus ignarius fungus, growing on an oak.

UK Wild deer populations are booming – Problems and benefits: here.

Albino Fallow deer spotted in Sussex: here.

The Critically Endangered Junín Grebe Podiceps taczanowskii: here.

1 thought on “Dabchicks, deer, pike, and fungi

  1. Pingback: Lion’s mane mushroom, fungus of the year 2016 | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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