Texel, whooper swans and pintails


Today, to De Bol and Wagejot nature reserves in Texel.

Most water is frozen. Mallard, tufted duck , and coot in a ditch with open water.

In the Wadden Sea: wigeon, mallard.

On the frozen ice of De Bol: seven adult whooper swans on the ice.

On the Wadden Sea: ten shoveler ducks, six females and four males. Two wigeons join them.

Turnstones on the dike.

I look again at the open water ditch: a little grebe.

Five pintail ducks flying.

A male goldeneye swimming and diving.

Six brent geese flying to the south.

Scores of oystercatchers on the dike.

Very little open water in Wagejot. A lone redshank.

Later, pheasants flying across the snowy countryside.

Britain: The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is getting volunteers across the country to help count visiting Bewick and whooper swans: here.

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