Yesterday evening, this bird in Egmond Binnen village: a weathercock.
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.
We arrive at another lake, where flowers grow in the water: white water-crowfoot.
Some, not many, edible frogs there.
Also, other water plants.
At the next lakelet, the one closest to the North Sea, are more white water-crowfoot flowers.
And many more edible frogs.
It is their mating season.
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.
Then, suddenly, this singing nightingale became visible. Usually, nightingales hide behind leaves and branches.
Stay tuned, as there will be a sequel to this!