Hares and shelducklings

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.

On the railway canal bank, yellow iris flowering. About this flower on Texel island: here.

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.

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  1. Pingback: Baby shelducks, cygnets and hare | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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