Young spoonbills and sedge warbler

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On 27 June, to the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.

Near the entrance, a reed bunting sings. A swimming little grebe calls. Barn swallows flying overhead.

A moorhen on a bank. A lapwing.

Standing and looking for food in the southern lake, two spoonbills. This is the first time I see this species here, earlier I always saw them at the northern lake. These two are juvenile spoonbills, with pinkish bills. Probably, from the nest in nearby Huys te Warmont nature reserve, where this spring, spoonbills have started nesting for the first time in an old grey heron nest. It is still to early for the late summer/autumn migration which will bring spoonbills nesting further north here.

Egyptian geese on a small island. Oystercatchers on a bank. A common tern hovering. Tufted and gadwall ducks.

On a mudbank, juvenile moorhen and redshank.


Two common terns, calling to each other.

Five black-tailed godwits. A grey heron.

A swift.

In the canal along the railway, two great crested grebes.

A jackdaw looks for insects in cow dung.

A barnacle goose flying along with a grey lag geese flock.

As I walk back, near the southern lake, two goldfinches land on thistles. Most thistles are still flowering, but there already is some thistledown, attracting the birds.

A sedge warbler singing, flying.

A red admiral butterfly.

The sound of edible frogs.

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