Bar-headed geese, fox, harrier, grebe chicks


Nieuwkoopse Plassen scenery, 19 May 2013

On 19 May 2013, as described earlier, still in the Nieuwkoopse Plassen nature reserve.

Common tern, 19 May 2013

A common tern flying. The light makes it look almost like a black tern.

A buzzard flying.

Marsh marigold still flowering, though the flowers are mostly finished.

A carrion crow.

Red campion flowers.

Red fox, 19 May 2013

A fox sitting on a meadow.

Pheasant male, Nieuwkoopse Plasen, 19 May 2013

About thirty meter to the right, a male pheasant. A buzzard flies above them both. The fox does not try to catch the pheasant, maybe knowing that the bird has seen it already. After a long time, the fox goes away, to the left.

A female marsh harrier flying.

And a swift.

Curlew, dung heap, Nieuwkoopse Plassen, 19 May 2013

A curlew on a dung heap.

Bar-headed goose and poney, 19 May 2013

Then, two bar-headed geese on a meadow between ponies. More about these geese is here.

Barnacle geese with gosling, 19 May 2019

More to the right on that meadow, two barnacle geese with a gosling.

Mute swan on nest, 19 May 2013

A mute swan on its nest.

Great crested grebe and chicks, 19 May 2013

A great crested grebe swims with three chicks on its back.

Grebe chick on back, 19 May 2013

Nieuwkoopse Plassen scenery, reed harvested for roofs, 19 May 2013

Just before our boat arrives back in Noorden, a blue tit on a reed stem.

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