Garganey and first common tern of spring

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

Near the entrance, a Canada goose nesting. Sedge warbler and reed bunting singing.

Tufted ducks. A female mallard with ducklings.

Edible frog sound.

Near the windmill, three grey lag geese couples crossing the footpath with their goslings. On top of the windmill a great cormorant.

Coots with chicks.

A mute swan sitting on its nest.

A male common pochard swimming.

In the next canal, a great crested grebe and a male and a female gadwall.

On a southern lake mudflat, a little ringed plover.

Two lapwings mating.

A ring-necked parakeet flying and calling.

A coot drives away a moorhen.

A little grebe sound.

An oystercatcher on the grass near the footpath.

On a bank, a male and a female garganey sleeping next to a male teal. The male garganey wakes up and starts cleaning its feathers.

This is a garganey video.

A male shoveler. Cuckoo flowers.

On a muddy northern lake island, Egyptian geese in courtship mood.

A redshank. A male ruff.

My first common tern of this spring is back from migration.

Again, little ringed plover.

The jack snipe was still present. Others saw it, I didn’t.

Willow warbler and chiffchaff singing near the railway.

A wood sandpiper.

The black-tailed godwit group in the northern lake has dwindled to nine birds as migration continues.

A male garganey.

In the northern meadow, two shelducks and two hares.

About 100 meter north of the “wren fence” sits a singing bluethroat on a reed stem. This is the first time ever that I see this species in this reserve.

Two redshanks: one in spring plumage, the other one still in winter plumage.

A barn swallow flying.

Close to the entrance/exit, a female common pochard swimming at about the same spot where I saw a male earlier.

Bird spring migration in Britain: here.

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