Teal, brent geese and grey heron

Teal male, 1 November 2015

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.

Near the northern lake island: northern lapwings, great cormorants, snipes, black-headed gulls.

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.

Barnacle goose, 1 November 2015

In the southwestern part: six barnacle geese. Always one goose as a guard, looking around …

Barnacle geese, 1 November 2015

… while the other five kept grazing.

A moorhen.

Coot and great cormorants, 1 November 2015

Ten great cormorants, and a coot.

Swan goose, 1 November 2015

At a farm, a flock of swan geese. A species, originally domesticated in China.

Swan goose, on 1 November 2015

Finally, a grey heron.

Grey heron, 1 November 2015

It catches a small fish.

Grey heron with fish, 1 November 2015

5 thoughts on “Teal, brent geese and grey heron

  1. Pingback: Wigeons, other Texel island ducks | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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