This is a video about birds in Lauwersoog harbour in 2007. It shows common terns, black terns, black-headed gulls, herring gulls and a few turnstones.
Sunday 30 September 2012.
After our beautiful visit yesterday to uninhabited island Rottum, today we will sail from Rottum to Lauwersoog; and then on to Zoutkamp.
While our ship is still on the sandbank, we hear curlews calling.
Ten oystercatchers pass, flying, also calling.
Twenty brent geese fly close above the sea.
A bit higher flies a meadow pipit, calling.
We are on our way. A swimming harbour seal passes, its head above the water.
We arrive in Lauwersoog harbour. Many turnstones on a dock, like when we were here two days ago.
On the same jetty, a bit further, black-headed gulls.
On the next dock, herring gulls.
And a few greater black-backed gulls.
Quite some ships are waiting to pass through the lock, from the sea to the fresh water of Lauwersmeer lake. We are lucky, we don’t have to wait very long.