Today, on my way to the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.
Chiffchaff and blackcap singing near the railway.
Near the viaduct, a juvenile grey heron on a ditch bank.
A bit further, a sedge warbler sings in the reeds along the railway canal.
Near the northern reserve entrance, edible frog sound.
Common terns flying.
Black-tailed godwits (about ten, only the local nesting individuals are left. The big numbers of early spring migration have moved elsewhere; some as far away as Iceland).
On an island in the northern lake, an oystercatcher with its chick.
Redshanks flying around.
This is a video about a shelduck duckling and its parents.
Swimming in the railway canal: two shelduck parents with their seven ducklings.
A northern lapwing tries to drive a redshank away by dive-bombing it from the air.
A reed warbler sings.
On a northern lake island, a male shoveler duck, resting.
In the railway canal, a gadwall couple swimming.
Two meter away from the northern dike path, a hare. It does not run away, relying on its mimicry colour.
In the northern meadow: Canada and grey lag geese, both with goslings. An oystercatcher. Two hares.
In and around the northern lake: Egyptian and barnacle geese. A black swan swimming.
As I walk back, a juvenile great crested grebe in the railway canal.
Near the bridge linking the north to the south, a reed bunting sings. And a sedge warbler, beautifully visible near the top of a reed stem.
- Sedge warblers and curlews (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
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- Bluethroat, avocets, black-winged stilts (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- 4 June 2013 (cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com)
- 14 May 2013 (cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com)
- 31 May 2013 (cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com)
- Young black-headed gulls learn to fly (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Some Irish Birds (nhillgarth.com)
- Bittern, avocet chick, butterflies (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- A Couple of Prominent Visitors (blashfordlakes.wordpress.com)