Like yesterday, today again to the nature reserve.
A female great spotted woodpecker on an oak tree above me.
This video says about itself:
Males of the Edible Frog (Rana kl. esculenta)singing together to attract a female. These frogs were filmed in Belgium.
I have often seen edible frogs in and near the “dream pond”. Usually, those sightings have been extremely brief: frogs which one only starts to note as they jump away from cover just before one’s feet very quickly, then disappearing. However, this morning, quite some edible frogs are sitting quietly on a small log in the middle of the dream pond. Two of them, on the right hand side of the log, are mating: the female is darker green and bigger than the male.
Then, a long-tailed tit. Maybe it is close to its nest, as I hear the sound of young birds.
On the waterlily leaves, like yesterday, red-eyed damselflies.
A wren, sitting just three metres away on a conifer branch, calling.
On the meadow: shelduck, lapwing. An oystercatcher drives a carrion crow away.
Barn swallows. Grey heron.
A song thrush on the path.
Sounds of green woodpecker, chiffchaff, robin, and chaffinch.
A speckled wood butterfly.
Orange hawkweed flowering.
Painted lady butterfly.
Tree frogs in the Netherlands: here.