This photo shows scenery of nature reserve Meijendel in the Netherlands. We went there on 19 December 2015.
A blackbird sings. Very early, like that other blackbird.
Sulphur tuft fungi.
On the lake on the other side of the footpath: both male and female common pochards.
And three goosanders, swimming to the west.
On some parts of the sand dunes there is not much plant cover.
Elsewhere, there is more: common sea-buckthorn and other shrubs and gnarled trees.
On the beach, a few sanderlings, running fast.
As we walk back, some salt-shaker earthstars grow.
This rare fungus is the biggest earthstar species. Maybe because of the unusually warm December, they are still here. Normally, they are finished in November.
As we continue, two fieldfares in a tree.
A male chaffinch in another tree.
Along the footpath, some more salt-shaker earthstars grow.
A nuthatch calls in woodland.