On 1 November 2011, to the nature reserve where I once saw Baillon’s crakes. Today, we saw this teal male: one of scores which had come there to moult.
Near the entrance: gadwall ducks swimming. Behind them, a northern shoveler.
A lapwing tries to drive away a circling buzzard.
As we walked on the new footpath across the northern meadow, a kestrel flying overhead.
A robin on a bush near the railway.
In the southwestern part: six barnacle geese. Always one goose as a guard, looking around …
… while the other five kept grazing.
Ten great cormorants, and a coot.
At a farm, a flock of swan geese. A species, originally domesticated in China.
Finally, a grey heron.
It catches a small fish.