In a ditch marking the border of Gooilust, a grey heron spreading its wings because of the heat. Minutes later, it cleaned its feathers.
Nuthatch sound. A great tit.
A bit further, an Egyptian goose flies, calling.
At the ‘dragonfly pond’, an emperor dragonfly flies around.
Many blue-tailed damselflies; like this couple in love.
Far above them, swifts flying. Soon, they will be on autumn migration to Africa.
Near the Gooilust mansion: two spotted flycatchers on a fence. Every now and then, they take off to catch insects. One of them sits down on a leafless branch; the usual resting spot for flycatchers, before humans made fences.
We arrive at the Gooilust garden. A buzzard flies past.
A recently fledged young mistle thrush is fed by a parent.
A bit further, a blackbird and a song thrush cross the footpath.
Willow emerald damselflies on the plants along a pond.
On a flower, a red admiral butterfly.
A bit further, a small tortoiseshell and a peacock butterfly on the same butterfly-bush flower; with a red admiral in the background.
This is a brimstone butterfly video.
Edible frog sound.
The weather changes fast: from hot and sunny to thunderstorm. We go back. First, we hear the thunder and see the lightning. Then, rain starts. A little rain. Then, very much more rain.
A song thrush on the forest floor.
As thunder, lighting and rain continued, a buzzard took off from Corversbos field.