Avocets, godwits and goslings


This April 2012 video is about nature reserve Polders Poelgeest.

I went there on 10 April 2019.

Near the entrance, grey lag geese and black-headed gulls swimming.

Jackdaws flying.

A bit further, mute swans. And a tufted duck couple.

From a garden on the other side of the canal, a dunnock sings.

Egyptian geese and Canada geese.

And an unusual couple: a Canada goose with a hybrid barnacle goose-Canada goose individual.

A great cormorant flies.

In the canal between the southern and northern lakes, a great crested grebe swims.

I found some red fox poop on the footpath.

In the northern lake: teal and northern shoveler ducks.

About a dozen black-tailed godwits. Most have already gone to their nesting areas.

A male and a female shelduck.

Northern lapwings.

A gadwall couple.

À grey heron flies along the railroad canal.

A snipe flying.

In the northern lake, three avocets foraging.

White dead-nettle flowers.

In the northern meadow and the northern lake, grey lag geese goslings with their parents.

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