Before showing you Skagen, I wanted to take you to Grønjordssøen. What hides behind this barbaric name is a small lake notorious for its Black-necked grebes (Podiceps nigricollis). I went there in quest for pictures of this beautiful animal, but the pair I spotted stayed way too far. I still saw some interesting birds.
I even saw a snake! I was sitting on the shore, the wind was blowing in the reeds so I didn’t pay attention to the noise. At some point, I guess some movement on my right caught my eye. It happened in the blink of an eye, but when I saw that there was snake 20 cm from me, I jumped! Immediately, I realized it was a Grass snake (Natrix natrix), not a bad guy at all, a green snake with a yellow ring around the neck (if we can really speak of a neck for a snake) that likes to swim but isn’t venomous. As startled as I was, it angled its course to the reeds, and I saw it in the lake a couple of times after that. A fantastic observation!