Dutch sedge warbler sings


This 18 April 2018 video shows a sedge warbler singing in the Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

Young spoonbill asks for food


In this 20 June 2017 video, a young spoonbill asks its parent for food.

Herman Schoemaker made this video in the Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Black-winged stilt couple, video


This April 2017 video shows a black-winged stilt couple in the Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

Savi’s warbler sings, video


This 3 May 2017 video shows a Savi’s warbler singing in the Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Luuk Punt made this video.

Water rails, video


This video is about water rails in Groene Jonker nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Jan Tetteroo made the video.

Groene Jonker in June 2016: here.

Whiskered tern and glossy ibis


Yellow water-lilies, 1 June 2014

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.

An oystercatcher.

A garganey duck resting.

Edible frog sound.

Young shelduck, 1 June 2014

A young shelduck swimming.

Whiskered tern, 1 June 2014

A whiskered tern (the same one?) again.

Whiskered tern, Ruygeborg, 1 June 2014

Shelduck with ducklings, 1 June 2014

A shelduck with ducklings swimming. Behind them, black-necked grebes (not on the photo).

Glossy ibis and redshank, 1 June 2014

Special rare birds: two glossy ibis walk on the mud; with a redshank.

A male marsh harrier flying. A northern lapwing tries to drive it away by dive-bombing.

Barn swallow and grey heron, 1 June 2014

As we left, a barn swallow flying past a grey heron.

Bluethroat chicks and reed warbler


Bluethroat male, 1 June 2014

As this blog wrote before, on 1 June 2014 we were in the Groene Jonker nature reserve. This beautiful bluethroat was there.

Bluethroat chick, 1 June 2014

At least two of its recently fledged chicks were there as well; sometimes on bushes; sometimes on the boardwalk linking the footpath across water.

Bluethroat male, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

While their father watched.

Meanwhile, a greenshank passed a black-winged stilt which was looking for food.

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.

Reed warbler singing, in Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

A reed warbler singing. Far more visible than usually with this species.

In the water, common water-plantain.

On the bank, tufted grass and broad-leaved dock.

A Savi’s warbler sings.

Sedge warbler singing, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

So does a sedge warbler.

Mute swan, 1 June 2014

A mute swan.

Garden tiger moth caterpillars, 1 June 2014

Garden tiger moth caterpillars on the footpath, and on plants.

Reed bunting male sings, 1 June 2014

A reed bunting sings.

Common tern hovering, 1 June 2014

A common tern hovers in the air.

Two northern lapwings flying.

A common pochard flying.

A shelduck swimming.

Mute swans, 1 June 2014

A mute swan couple.

At the exit of the Groene Jonker, barn swallows fly. A cuckoo calls.

That day, we would still go to another nature reserve, Ruygeborg. So, stay tuned!

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Reed warblers, bluethroat and gulls


Reed warbler singing, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

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.

Black-headed gulls and tufted duck, 1 June 2014

Another tufted duck, with a group of black-headed gulls cleaning their feathers.

Black-headed gulls and tufted duck, Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

Shoveler ducks.

Reed warbler singing, in the Groene Jonker, 1 June 2014

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.

Bittern sound.

Garden tiger moth caterpillars crawling on the footpath.

Sedge warbler on reed stem, 1 June 2014

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.

Bluethroat, 1 June 2014

Then, a beautiful bluethroat.

Bluethroat singing, 1 June 2014

It sings.

A swift flies overhead.

Common tern, 1 June 2014

So does a common tern.

Stay tuned for more Groene Jonker wildlife!

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Seven yellow wagtails, video


This video is about seven yellow wagtails, and a male reed bunting, in nature reserve De Groene Jonker in the Netherlands.

The video is by René Droog.

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Bluethroat, Savi’s warbler, mole cricket singing, video


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.

It shows a bluethroat singing. One can also hear the sounds of a Savi’s warbler; and of a European mole cricket.

Bluethroat photos: here. And here.