This is a bluethroat video.
12 May 2008, to the Naardermeer nature reserve.
And a female reed bunting.
Redshanks on the mud.
A male shoveler swimming.
One of many singing male reed buntings of today.
A bit lower in the vegetation, a male bluethroat.
Cuckoo and reed warbler sounds.
From a hide, great egret and female mandarin duck.
We go to the next hide, De Wijde Blik.
Egyptian geese and great cormorants.
Then, back to the Wijde Blik.
A speckled wood butterfly between the trees.
On the water, coots and male tufted duck.
Mating dragonflies. A fine view of singing reed bunting and sedge warbler.
At the next hide, shelduck and little grebe. A bit further, a roe deer.
Finally, a small tortoiseshell butterfly on a yellow flower.
FEMALE LARK BUNTINGS—medium-sized sparrows that breed throughout the Midwest [in the USA]—show strong preferences for males with certain physical traits: here.
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