Bluethroat, avocets, black-winged stilts


Waverhoek, 19 May 2013

19 May 2013. After the Nieuwkoopse Plassen, to Waverhoek nature reserve.

Bluethroat singing, Waverhoek, 19 May 2013

Near the entrance, a bluethroat singing on a reed stem.

Bluethroat flying away, Waverhoek, 19 May 2013

Then, it flew away.

Northern lapwings.

Shelducks, 19 May 2013

Shelducks.

Avocets. Redshanks.

Shoveler ducks.

Black-winged stilt, center left, to the left of swimming mallards; also: coot, domestic and gray lag geese, shelduck, 19 May 2013

Then, a rare bird: a black-winged stilt.

White dead-nettles flowering.

House martins. Barn swallows. Swifts.

A spoonbill flying.

Greenshanks looking for food in the shallow water.

Waverhoek, dike and fence, 19 May 2013

On the far side of the reserve, a dike and a fence.

A brimstone butterfly.

Then, a hobby, trying to catch insects in the air.

A black-winged stilt sits down on a sandbank. Probably, its nest.

A buzzard in a tree.

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