Willow warbler, cottongrass, amorous Egyptian geese of Winterswijk moorland


Cottongrass, Wooldse veen, on 29 April 2017

This photo shows cottongrass in Wooldse veen nature reserve, south of Winterswijk, near the Dutch-German border. We went there on 29 April 2017; the day after 28 April.

Wooldse veen, 29 April 2017

A willow warbler sings. So does a chaffinch.

Wooldse veen, on 29 April 2017

Green woodpecker sound.

Cottongrass, on 29 April 2017

A singing whitethroat.

Wooldse veen, dead tree, 29 April 2017

A cuckoo calls.

A blackbird sings.

Cottongrass, 29 April 2017

A moth lands on cottongrass.

We arrive at the German border.

German sign, 29 April 2017

A German signs warns this is hazardous moorland; only accessible outside the birds’ breeding season.

German and Dutch sign, 29 April 2017

There is a lookout tower, with a bilingual Dutch and German sign.

Boardwalk, 29 April 2017

We continued on the boardwalk.

Boardwalk cottongrass, 29 April 2017

And saw more cottongrass.

And more young willow and birch trees.

Willow trees, 29 April 2017

After leaving the Wooldse veen, we go north.

East of the Harkel Wassinkweg road are two small lakes.

Lakes, 29 April 2017

On a bank, an Egyptian geese couple, very much in love.

Also, two northern lapwings. Mallards.

On another bank, a little ringed plover.

A little grebe swims.

A brimstone butterfly flies.

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