Reed warblers, bluethroat and gulls


Reed warbler singing, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

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.

Black-headed gulls and tufted duck, 1 June 2014

Another tufted duck, with a group of black-headed gulls cleaning their feathers.

Black-headed gulls and tufted duck, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

Shoveler ducks.

Reed warbler singing, in the Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

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.

Bittern sound.

Garden tiger moth caterpillars crawling on the footpath.

Sedge warbler on reed stem, 1 June 2014

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.

Bluethroat, 1 June 2014

Then, a beautiful bluethroat.

Bluethroat singing, 1 June 2014

It sings.

A swift flies overhead.

Common tern, 1 June 2014

So does a common tern.

Stay tuned for more Groene Jonker wildlife!

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