Red-crested pochard couple and other birds


Red-crested pochards, 2020

This photo shows a red-crested pochard couple. The female on the left, the male on the right.

Red-crested pochards, in 2020

They swam on 2 April 2020 at De Wijde Blik lake in the Netherlands.

Red-crested pochards and waves, in 2020

As they swam, there were big waves in the water because of the wind.

Reed, 2 April 2020

Even among reed plants along the bank.

Het Hol, 2 April 2020

At Het Hol nature reserve, the water was a bit quieter.

Grey heron, 2 April 2020

A grey heron.

Lambertszkade, 2020

These two photos show the footpath to the Lambertszkade hide.

Lambertszkade, in 2020

Like last time at the Lambertszkade hide, on 2 April a chiffchaff sang. Tufted ducks. A mute swan couple. Mallards. Coots. Moorhens.

Egyptian goslings, great egret and tufted ducks


This 2017 video says about itself:

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) family with eight goslings in Beverwijk, The Netherlands.

Today, from the train, I saw a great egret on the bank of a ditch. A bit further, swimming tufted ducks.

Still further, great cormorants sitting near ditches. And a kestrel flying.

As I got out of the train, along the canal, an Egyptian goose couple with still very young goslings.