White flowers, brown nightingale, green frogs, photos


Weathercock, 16 May 2020

Yesterday evening, this bird in Egmond Binnen village: a weathercock.

Blackbird, 16 May 2020

And another bird: this blackbird.

After yesterday, today again to the coastal sand dunes nature reserve.

A dunnock sings.

Two goldfinches on a bush.

Two barn swallows flying at the little lake. Also coots with youngsters.

A tree pipit in singing flight.

White water-crowfoot, 17 May 2020

We arrive at another lake, where flowers grow in the water: white water-crowfoot.

White water-crowfoot, on 17 May 2020

Some, not many, edible frogs there.

Water plants, 17 May 2020

Also, other water plants.

A cuckoo calls. A willow warbler sings.

At the next lakelet, the one closest to the North Sea, are more white water-crowfoot flowers.

Edible frog, 17 May 2020

And many more edible frogs.

Edible frogs, 17 May 2020

It is their mating season.

Edible frog, on 17 May 2020

Edible frogs like to deposit their eggs on white water-crowfoot plants.

Edible frogs are called ‘green frogs’ in Dutch. Another Dutch name for them is ‘boerennachtegaal’, farmers’ nightingale.

Nightingale, 17 May 2020

Then, suddenly, this singing nightingale became visible. Usually, nightingales hide behind leaves and branches.

Stay tuned, as there will be a sequel to this!

2 thoughts on “White flowers, brown nightingale, green frogs, photos

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