Mute swans, whimbrels and flowers

Mute swans, 17 April 2017

This photo shows a mute swan couple. We saw them on April 2017, along the Bert Bospad, a nature trail in the Westbroekse Zodden nature reserve in Utrecht province in the Netherlands.

Westbroekse Zodden, 17 April 2017

The reserve is old peat land, which is being restored now.

At the entrance, barn swallows flying. An Egyptian goose in a meadow.

Lady’s smock flowers. An oystercatcher.

A meadow pipit flying and calling.

A northern lapwing.

Mute swan, 17 April 2017

A mute swan sitting on its nest.

Whimbrels, 17 April 2017

Thirteen whimbrels flying past.

A redshank lands.

A great crested grebe. A reed bunting.

Little ringed plovers flying.

Tufted ducks, 17 April 2017

A tufted duck couple.

A chiffchaff sings.

Edible frog sound.

Marsh marigold, 17 April 2017

Marsh marigold flowers.

Slender cottongrass, 17 April 2017

Lots of slender cottongrass.

Buckbean, 17 April 2017

And buckbean flowers.

Gray lag geese.

A buzzard flies.

Five white wagtails.

A great cormorant sitting on a leafless tree.

A sedge warbler sings.

A common tern flies. The first one I have seen this spring!

White stork, 17 April 2017

And a white stork flying.

Thanks to my fellow Bert Bospad hikers, makers of these photos! Stay tuned, as there will be more on this blog about Westbroekse Zodden wildlife.

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