Date: 9/21/05 at 6:17PM
The kestrel hovers over the meadows, looking if it can find mice.
Two mute swans fly past.
Seven grey herons.
But … wait … they have three smaller, whiter relatives with them.
They are great egrets.
Here they stand between the cows and their bigger grey relatives. A rare sight in this country.
A bit further, in Stompwijk village, is an ostrich farm.
They have 11 ostriches there since 1998.
The eggs not sold for eating are sold to breeding businesses, who sell the chicks to other ostrich farms.
Later, in Weipoort: a great cormorant flies past.
In Cronesteyn park in Leiden, a pheasant.
- American Kestrel- Female (circadianreflections.wordpress.com)
- The Common Kestrel by Oz Sawdayee (500px.com)
- Identifying some common Birds of Prey you may see in Devon. (parrotletsuk.typepad.com)
- Birding Eldorado Water Ponds (bobzeller.wordpress.com)
- An Audubon Moment (travel-monkey.me)
- Birds at the Fish Market (birdsofpandimakati.wordpress.com)
- Photo Adventures – week of 11/26/12 (godsshowpiecephotography.wordpress.com)
- 25 November 2012 (cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com)