Today again to the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.
On the windmill two great cormorants, with two magpies below them.
Sitting or standing on the pond islands many snipe; lapwings; and a common tern. A redshank.
On the path, just south of the canal dividing the southern and northern parts of the reserve, a hare sits quietly.
In the northern pond, three spoonbills. One of them, a juvenile, is constantly begging its parents to give it food. It needs to strengthen for the autumn migration to, maybe, Mauritania in Africa.
As I walk back, a male marsh harrier flying.
A small tortoiseshell butterfly sits down on the footpath for a moment.
Ruffs on a mudflat.
Little grebe sound.
Harriers in Groningen: here.
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