This is a video about a black-tailed godwit at its nest.
So, I decided to go there to have a look.
Just outside the reserve, many coltsfoot flowers.
In the next canal, male and female tufted ducks.
In the canal after that one, male and female shoveler ducks.
Then, a juvenile grey heron on the bank of a ditch.
A magpie on the grass.
I reach the southern end of the southern lake. I can already see hundreds of black-tailed godwits flying over the northern lake.
A great cormorant flying.
Three mute swans swim in the southern lake.
The (maybe 200?) black-tailed godwits have landed meanwhile; standing on an islet in the northern lake and in shallow water around it.
Two black-headed gulls in summer plumage fly overhead, calling.
Gadwall ducks land in the northern lake water.
A jackdaw couple looks for food in the grass.
It is mating season for two great crested grebes in the canal along the railway as well. They dance in the water together. One of the birds brings its partner algae as a sign of love.
Recently, the reserve has been extended with what used to be pasture land. A bridge leads to the new part of the reserve, but there are no footpaths yet.
A ring-necked parakeet calls from the other side of the big canal.
On the west side of the northern lake, a dunnock sings.