And these flowers.
And this white water-lily.
And this one.
Then, lots of fringed water-lilies.
Then, this small windmill.
Finally, the last photo of our stay in beautiful Weerribben-De Wieden national park.
After our first full day in Weerribben national park in the Netherlands, on 31 July 2017, came our second full day, also by boat, on 1 August. That day we saw this sedge warbler.
Before that, a chaffinch singing early in the morning.
A great cormorant flying. A red admiral butterfly.
A female blue-tailed damselfly sits on water plants. The lower part of her body is under water to deposit eggs.
Then, we saw the sedge warbler.
Ten great cormorants fly past.
Pondskaters on the water.
Flowers which have stopped flowering on the bank.
Edible frog sound.
Lesser bulrush on the bank. We are now on meandering old river, east of Kalenberg village.
A male black-tailed skimmer dragonfly lands on our boat.
Its female flowers are below, the smaller male flowers above.
Then, a marsh harrier flies past.
Young mallards swimming.
Water soldier flowers.
There will be more on that day in the Weerribben on this blog. So, stay tuned!
This photo shows a male red-eyed damselfly on a water lily pad in the Jurries canal in Weerribben national park in the Netherlands, on 31 July 2017. As this blog mentioned, we had arrived in the Weerribben the day before, on 30 July.
On the morning of 31 July, our boat had soon made a left turn from the main canal into the quieter Jurries.
On its north bank, we found the red-eyed damselfly.
And arrowhead leaves.
And flowering rush flowers.
A willow warbler sings.
Yellow water-lily flowers.
Our boat takes a left turn again, into the Tweede Bokvaart.
This April 2014 video is about a canoe in the Tweede Bokvaart.
We pass some of the many small Weerribben windmills.
Just after this Tweede Bokvaart photo, a kingfisher.
A bit further, at a landing, this male black-tailed skimmer dragonfly, and also other males and females of that species, sit down.
We go back.
These European white water lily flowers.
Two marsh harriers flying.
Close to Ossenzijl village, a buzzard flying.
Our boat goes back south. At 17:30, ten snipes flying.
This Dutch video is about the Weerribben-Wieden national park.
In the garden, a greenfinch.
Along the bicycle trail back to Kalenberg, a sedge warbler sings.
Arrowhead flowering in the water.
At a place where in earlier times ducks used to be caught, called the Kloosterkooi, pondskaters in the water.
A red admiral butterfly.
We walk on a footpath. Supposedly, one needs wellingtons to walk it; but at least today it is not that muddy. A bridge crosses a small stream. Many spiders and their webs on the banks. At least one web is all the way from one bank to the opposite one.
A bit further, this female dragonfly. A common darter.
Back at the garden. A blue tit at a feeder.