Near the entrance, whitethroat and greenfinch singing.
A rabbit. A common toad.
Cladonia foliacea lichen.
Flowers of lesser butterfly-orchid and greater yellow-rattle.
A reed bunting singing.
Juncus subnodulosus rush growing.
Field bindweed flowers.
(Wild orchid on Dutch balcony: here.)
A natterjack toad.
Reed warbler, willow warbler singing.
Lousewort, and, not far away, its relative marsh lousewort.
Chaffinch and marsh warbler singing.
Syntrichia ruralis moss.
Cinnabar moth caterpillars, with their yellow and black zebra-like stripes.
A garden tiger moth caterpillar crossing the road.
Calvatia utriformis fungi.
A female sand lizard climbs about thirty centimeter up my leg before going back between the grass again.
Soft rush growing.
A meadow pipit flying.
On the Bokkeneiland (Billygoat island) in the southernmost lake in the reserve spoonbill nests; also many nesting great cormorants, herring gulls, lesser black-backed gulls, and grey lag geese. And some barnacle geese.
There used to be many spoonbill nests, but now there are just fifteen nesting couples. Foxes took a toll (though not on Bokkeneiland). On Bokkeneiland, great cormorants steal twigs from the spoonbill nests. So, many spoonbills moved to the Wadden islands. The total number of spoonbills in the Netherlands as a whole is going up.
A bluethroat singing. There are 75 nesting bluethroat couples now, though the species started nesting here just fifteen years ago.
There are fifteen nightingale nests here, not very many.
Shelducks with ducklings.
Tubular water-dropwort. Celery-leaved buttercup.
A sedge warbler sitting on a reed stem with an insect in its bill.
A ruddy shelduck swimming.
A cuckoo flies to a shrub to sit down there.
On the footpath, a goshawk‘s tail feather.
A male and female stonechat, together on a shrub.
European common twayblade orchid.
Sheep’s bit flowering.
A redshank flying, then sitting down on a tree trunk in the lake.
A bit later, a buzzard.
A common frog in the grass.
A singing bluethroat on a shrub.
In an oak forest part, Amanita fulva mushrooms.
As we leave, again a singing whitethroat near the entrance.