Luuk Punt made this video.
After the Groene Jonker nature reserve on 1 June 2014, to another reserve: Ruygeborg. Though this is a new reserve, it already has beautiful birds. And beautiful flowers, like these yellow water-lilies.
A whiskered tern flying. A rare bird in the Netherlands.
A garganey duck resting.
Edible frog sound.
A young shelduck swimming.
A whiskered tern (the same one?) again.
A shelduck with ducklings swimming. Behind them, black-necked grebes (not on the photo).
At least two of its recently fledged chicks were there as well; sometimes on bushes; sometimes on the boardwalk linking the footpath across water.
While their father watched.
After that, the black-winged stilt cleaned its feathers.
A flock of twenty Canada geese flies overhead.
Coots with chicks. Grey lag geese with goslings.
A reed warbler singing. Far more visible than usually with this species.
In the water, common water-plantain.
A Savi’s warbler sings.
So does a sedge warbler.
A mute swan.
Garden tiger moth caterpillars on the footpath, and on plants.
A reed bunting sings.
A common tern hovers in the air.
Two northern lapwings flying.
A common pochard flying.
A shelduck swimming.
A mute swan couple.
That day, we would still go to another nature reserve, Ruygeborg. So, stay tuned!
On 1 June 1014, to nature reserve De Groene Jonker. Near the entrance, this reed warbler. Usually you hear reed warblers; but you don’t see them, as they hide deep down in reedbeds. This singing individual was a bit more visible than usual reed warblers, though still not easy to photograph with all those plants in front of it.
When, early in the morning, we had left for the Groene Jonker, a goldfinch sitting on a treetop near the railway station.
In the Groene Jonker, a chiffchaff singing.
An Egyptian goose flying.
A male tufted duck swimming.
Another tufted duck, with a group of black-headed gulls cleaning their feathers.
Again, a reed warbler. More visible than the earlier one. It sings.
A black-winged stilt cleans it feathers.
A common tern.
A great crested grebe swimming. Great cormorants flying.
Gadwall ducks. Mute swans. Spoonbills flying.
We see a Savi´s warbler, singing on a reed stem.
A juvenile pied wagtail.
A reed bunting singing on another reed stem.
Garden tiger moth caterpillars crawling on the footpath.
A sedge warbler. As usually, easier to see than a reed warbler as it often sits on tops of reed stems, and every now and then, it does a song flight.
Then, a beautiful bluethroat.
A swift flies overhead.
So does a common tern.
Stay tuned for more Groene Jonker wildlife!
The video is by René Droog.
It is almost spring, but not really yet … In the video, it already is spring.
This video was recorded by Alex Molin in the Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.