On 2 August 2015, to De Wilck nature reserve. Among the birds there was this adult great crested grebe, swimming with its two youngsters in a ditch.
Before entering the reserve, there already was a common tern, and barn swallows, flying around. Grass rush flowers.
In De Wilck, lady’s thumb flowering along the footpath.
Frogbit flowers in the ditch water.
Male and a female blue-tailed damselflies in a tandem.
At a small lake, great cormorants, a mallard and a tufted duck on a small island. A common sandpiper near the western bank.
Arrowhead flowers and leaves protruding from ditch water.
A male emperor dragonfly flying over the ditch.
A small tortoiseshell butterfly on a bittersweet flower.
A great egret.
A mute swan couple with seven cygnets.
A northern lapwing flies.
Long-headed poppy flowers along the footpath.
A male black-tailed skimmer dragonfly just above the water. Flying lower and faster than the emperor dragonfly.
Two stock doves flying.
A red admiral butterfly.
In a meadow, five Canada geese. And two barnacle geese.
Edible frog sound.
A grey heron flying.
Two hares near a fence. We go back.
A kestrel hovering.
Scores of common linnets. The ones on the photo are juveniles.
We continue to the Spookverlaat hide, not far away from De Wilck.
A white stork standing on its nest.
A blackbird sings.
On the islet near the hide: great cormorants, mallards, a moorhen.
In the water, a tufted duck.
And in the reedbeds, this reed warbler.