Snow goose in the mist

A grey fog lay over the Maasvlakte as a silencing blanket. It seemed extinct this morning. Except for some Buzzards, a couple of Magpies, Herring gulls and Lesser Black-backed gulls and Cormorants (including one Shag), there was nothing to be found. Not even a Meadow pippit or a Rock pippit.  Not a tjirp or a tsjeep! After an hour we left. With a stop at the Oostvoornse meer, where we could hear the magnificent sound of the Whooping Swan. The Swans themselves where swimming far a way in the fog. Also the Bitterns that we sought for near Brielle where nowhere to be found. As Chris said: "Every disadvantage has an upside: "No pictures to be sorted out today ;-)

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    Snow goose

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    Iceland and common redwing

    A common guest in Holland in the winter is the Redwing (Turdus iliacus). This beautiful bird arrives late october, early november in large groups and feasts on the ripe berries. The call is characteristic and once you recognize it, you'l hear them everywhere.


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    Black Woodpecker

    Sometimes you are lucky. Last sunday I went on a birding trip with some friends. We tried to find a Black woodpecker nesting based on a location that appeared not to be accurate. However, after some exploration we found the right spot and after some hours of waiting daddy Woodpecker took his turn on the nest, setting mommy Woodpecker free for some hours.

    She seemed to be in a hurry ;-)

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    Black woodpecker

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