Today, to the nature reserve.
The porcelain mushrooms and giant polypore are on their usual tree.
On the meadow, two Egyptian geese.
This is a video of a great crested grebe swimming underwater.
Near the white bridge, two adult great grebes with three still small young; one of them on a parent’s back, the other two swimming beside the adult, calling.
Great crested grebes often nest more than once a year,. I hope these three are not too late in the autumn to survive the winter.
Near the grebes, mallards, coots, and two gadwall ducks.
A female great spotted woodpecker high in a tree.
Jays and waxwings in the Netherlands: here.
Scientists are starting to unravel the sex secrets of the black truffle, that rare and expensive delicacy, in hopes of making its cultivation easier: here.