It shows a cattle egret helping a bull which has trouble with insects.
Here is another male greenfinch photo.
This photo shows a female greenfinch.
This is a video from Britain, about male and female chaffinches in winter.
This photo shows a female chaffinch, on 10 June near the hide.
And this photo shows a male chaffinch.
On these two photos, a male chaffinch on the left, and a hawfinch on the right.
Finally, this photo. It shows, on the left, a hawfinch, a species of which there will soon be more photo hide photos on this blog. Then, from left to right: a great tit; a male chaffinch; a female chaffinch.
This 12 June 2016 video is from Biesbosch national park. For the first time ever in the Netherlands, as far as is known, an osprey couple built a nest there this year. It is said that three young birds have hatched.
You cannot see the young ospreys yet on this video, filmed at about 450 meter from the nest. However, at about 30 seconds into the video, you can see a young osprey defecating, in a curve over the side of the nest. About ten seconds later, the male bird arrives, to bring fish to the nesting female and the youngsters.
In the video, you can also hear edible frogs call.
On 18 June 2016, we went to the Biesbosch, to see the ospreys and other wildlife.
Water and land interlock in the Biesbosch estuary scenery, creating opportunities for many wildlife species.
We hear a Cetti’s warbler sing.
Male and female reed bunting.
A male marsh harrier.
An osprey flies. A lesser black-backed gull tries to drive it away, though ospreys eat fish, not birds.
Crow garlic flowers.
A willow warbler sings.
A spoonbill foraging.
A greenfinch sings.
Yellow flowers: common bird’s-foot trefoil.
Two great crested grebes.
Pink flowers: hare’s-foot clover.
We arrive at the ospreys’. One of the parents sits on the nest.
This 4 June 2016 video by Luuk Punt is called Ospreys feeding their chick. First time seen in the Netherlands ever.
A cuckoo calls.
Two Egyptian geese flying.
Then, we see about eight ruffs in summer plumage. Rare in the Netherlands!
We walk to a hide. We can see swifts and sand martins fly over the water.
There was more art outside the Biesbosch museum.
Not far away, a nesting colony of many sand martins.
Then, many gadwall ducks resting in the water.
Avocets with chicks.
A song thrush sings from a tree.
On an islet, yellow fen ragwort flowers.
We return to the osprey nest. The female and the youngsters are inside. The male arrives, sitting on a branch.
A flock of about thirty spoonbills.
A buzzard lands on a tree.
A skylark sings.
More than one edible frog in the pond just outside the hide.
Sometimes, frogs sat on the bank, watching their mirror image in the pond.
Then, they jumped back in the water again.
Kingfishers sometimes visit the pond, but not when we were there on 10 June. Maybe there is more chance of seeing a kingfisher earlier in the year, when the frogs are in the tadpole stage and are easier to catch.
On 10 June, we often saw bank voles drinking at the pond and running around.
After the blog posts about young great spotted woodpeckers and their parents, now this blog post about interaction between these two. Like this youngster with its red cap being fed by its mother on a branch near the bird photography hide.
Insect eating birds like woodpeckers are dependent on their parents for food for longer than seed eating birds like finches. An insect may crawl away or fly away; a seed cannot.
This woodpecker mother feeds her child on an old tree trunk.
Later in the day, the young woodpeckers were still hungry.
After the mainly adult great spotted woodpeckers of my earlier blog post, now young birds on 10 June 2016 at the bird photography hide. Like this one, with the red cap typical for its age, on a birch tree.
Like the adult birds, the young woodpeckers liked bathing in the pool.
The fledgling woodpeckers had only very recently learned flying. They still depended on their parents for food. However, they already knew how to sit vertically on a tree trunk.
And how to hang horizontally under a branch.
Bye bye for now, young woodpeckers! There will be another blog post about you.
So does this photo.
This photo shows an adult female great spotted woodpecker on a birch tree trunk.
This is another adult female great spotted woodpecker photo.
This photo shows an adult male great spotted woodpecker; as we can see from the red spot on his neck. Its wings are paler than the usual black and white in this species. Maybe leucism?
This photo shows an adult male great spotted woodpecker on a small oak tree.
And this photo shows, on the left, a juvenile great spotted woodpecker, with its red cap. On the right, an adult female.
Stay tuned, as there will be more blog posts on the woodpeckers and other birds near the photo hide!