Yesterday, again the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.
Sedge warbler and reed bunting singing.
A common tern flying.
This is a common tern video.
Two great cormorants on the highest whip of the windmill. A juvenile cormorant flies toward them. Just before it lands, a sitting cormorant calls, and the juvenile flies on. A few minutes later, the two birds fly away, and the young bird sits down on the whip.
A coot with a chick. A male tufted duck.
Reed warbler singing.
On an island in the southern lake, a male common pochard resting. Over ten gadwall swimming. Barn swallows flying overhead.
Canada geese. Lapwings. A grey heron.
A female gadwall with four ducklings.
On a bank, a redshank passes a swimming male shoveler.
Two oystercatchers flying and calling.
A liitle grebe diving.
In the northern lake, where water is unusually low: shelducks. Four barnacle geese.
A marsh warbler singing.
In the ditch near the railway, two adult mute swans with five still very small youngsters.
A ring-necked parakeet flying and calling.
As I walk back, near the southern lake a moorhen sits on top of a reed stem, over one meter fifty high. It is a bit too heavy for the stem; even flapping its wings is not enough to maintain equilibrium.
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