Play fighting kingfishers, woodlark and little grebe


This video is about three kingfishers. On 23 May 2015, I had the privilege of seeing this species and many other beautiful birds in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen nature reserve.

Near the entrance, blackcap, chiffchaff, great spotted woodpecker sounds. Barn swallows flying around.

In the Oranjekom lake, many tufted ducks. A coot tries to drive them away. Near the other bank, a little grebe swims.

Four great cormorants in a tree.

We continue to a bridge. Two kingfishers sit on bushes on the bank. Then, a fight seems to break out: both fall in the water, then fly back to the branches. Probably a play fight between two young birds.

Houndstongue flowers.

A young fallow deer.

A nightingale sings. A tree pipit, a reed warbler, a willow warbler, a redstart all sing.

A garden warbler. A cuckoo. A whitethroat.

Field mouse-ear and redstem filaree flowers.

Wild pansies.

A woodlark flies, singing.

Green woodpecker sound.

Cinnabar moths flying.

Much higher, a swift.

A common sandpiper.

Grey lag geese swimming with their youngsters.

A Canada goose flying, calling.

A reed warbler on a reed stem. Seconds later, a great tit on another reed stem.

We arrive back at Oranjekom. Not only tufted ducks; also a gadwall couple.

See also this report.

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