This video is about black woodpeckers making their nest.
We had seen a black woodpecker; on 2 May, in a coniferous forest near the Holtveenslenk lake. I personally saw just a silhouette of the bird flying away.
After 4 May 2015, came 5 May in and around Dwingelderveld national park in Drenthe province.
We went to the southern Kloosterveld part. Still barn swallows flying around. However, now after the rain, there are many more puddles than on 3 May. So, the swallows now are able to drink and to collect nesting material at many more places than before; making photographing them harder than before.
The moss is not harder to photograph here now than earlier.
A yellowhammer on the grass.
Willow warbler and chiffchaff singing.
So does a skylark. And a song thrush.
A curlew calls.
A shelduck rests on the lakelet bank.
Behind it, Egyptian geese.
Two grey lag geese flying overhead.
On the northern bank of the next lake, a common sandpiper.
And a little ringed plover.
Two shelducks swimming between black-headed gulls.
Sound of a pheasant. And of an edible frog.
On a pole, a male stonechat. It flies to a wire; then, to another pole.
Then, a juvenile pool frog.
We arrive back at Lanka park. A red squirrel at the feeder.
Then, a female blackbird; cleaning her feathers after lots of rain.