On 1 June 1014, to nature reserve De Groene Jonker. Near the entrance, this reed warbler. Usually you hear reed warblers; but you don’t see them, as they hide deep down in reedbeds. This singing individual was a bit more visible than usual reed warblers, though still not easy to photograph with all those plants in front of it.
When, early in the morning, we had left for the Groene Jonker, a goldfinch sitting on a treetop near the railway station.
In the Groene Jonker, a chiffchaff singing.
An Egyptian goose flying.
A male tufted duck swimming.
Another tufted duck, with a group of black-headed gulls cleaning their feathers.
Again, a reed warbler. More visible than the earlier one. It sings.
A black-winged stilt cleans it feathers.
A common tern.
A great crested grebe swimming. Great cormorants flying.
Gadwall ducks. Mute swans. Spoonbills flying.
We see a Savi´s warbler, singing on a reed stem.
A juvenile pied wagtail.
A reed bunting singing on another reed stem.
Garden tiger moth caterpillars crawling on the footpath.
A sedge warbler. As usually, easier to see than a reed warbler as it often sits on tops of reed stems, and every now and then, it does a song flight.
Then, a beautiful bluethroat.
A swift flies overhead.
So does a common tern.
Stay tuned for more Groene Jonker wildlife!