Today, to the nature reserve.
Of the two white storks, I could only see the heads. One protruding from the nest; the other one protruding from a ditch of a lower level than the meadow around it.
In the forest: many speckled wood butterflies.
Sounds of green woodpecker, robin, chiffchaff.
An Egyptian goose swimming in the castle pond.
On the meadow: hares, shelduck, black-tailed godwit, oystercatchers, lapwing, grey lag goose, Canada goose, coot, mallard, jackdaw, starling.
Barn swallows flying over the meadow.
Later, in a canal near the castle pond, coots with chicks. A great crested grebe, sitting on a nest built on rhododendron branches hanging in the water.
This is a video of a coot’s nest with chicks in the Herengracht in Amsterdam.
Later still, on a small raft near a rowing boat business in the Galgewater, a coot’s nest with chicks.
Black-tailed Godwits En Route To Africa With Hypermodern Satellite Transmitters: here.