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!