Spoonbills and marsh harrier

Today again to the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.

Gadwall ducks.

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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