Goodbye godwits, hello oystercatchers and buzzard


This video is about the “Baillon’s crake reserve”.

On 19 February 2013, again to the “Baillon’s crake reserve”, to see what had changed there from the day before.

In the canal near the entrance, male and female gadwall ducks. And many gray lag geese. Two coots grazing on the bank.

To the left, a moorhen swimming.

In the canal more to the east, about ten male and female tufted ducks.

Canada geese.

In the southern lake, shovelers and teal.

In the northern lake, shelducks.

I don’t see the eight black-tailed godwits and the lone redshank of yesterday. Have they continued their spring migration to the northern Netherlands? Or to Iceland? I expect thee will be more godwits and redshanks here soon.

On the northern bank of the northern lake, about ten oystercatchers. I did not see them yesterday.

On the big muddy island, great cormorants drying their wings. And many more northern lapwings than yesterday. And a lone starling.

In the northern meadow some fifty gadwall ducks, yet more coots, three Egyptian geese, scores of lapwings, and two hares.

A buzzard flies slowly over the northern canal. Then, it gradually disappears behind the trees on the northern bank.

Before I leave: two common pochards diving and a great crested grebe swimming in the northern lake.

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