On 19 August 2019, we went to the Naardermeer nature reserve.
Near the entrance, barn swallows flying. A great crested grebe swimming.
We see construction activity. Wildlife corridors are built underneath the railway; to save lives of grass snakes, moor frogs, otters, pine martens, etc.
On the footpath to the Muggenbult viewpoint, a male black-tailed skimmer dragonfly.
A grey heron.
Along this bit of marsh, a beautiful green and blue dragonfly flies. An emperor dragonfly?
On the footpath, a smallish red dragonfly.
A great cormorant flying.
As we arrive at the Muggenbult viewpoint, a coot couple and their chick swimming.
A male gadwall duck.
White and yellow water-lily flowers.
Two adult mute swans swimming with one youngster.
A great crested grebe with two youngsters.
We walk back. On the visitors’ centre buildings, house martin nests, both artificial and built by the birds themselves. To both, parent house martins fly to feed their chicks.
Close to entrance/exit of the nature reserve is a patch with carnivorous plants: sundew.
What a wonderful place to visit!
Yes, I was there before. Seen, eg, an osprey and a bluethroat.
and the swallows.
the swallows for a brief flittering moment, swoop, dive. They come every evening to the stillness of the water. to me.
Yes, so beautiful!
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