This video from the USA is about ‘Jersey Shore Birding with snowy and great egrets, common, least, Forster’s and gull-billed terns, black skimmer, laughing gull, american oystercatcher, lesser yellowlegs, short-billed dowitcher, black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, ruddy turnstone, dunlin, semipalmated, least and a wayward curlew sandpiper. ‘
I chose this video especially for the dunlin.
Yesterday, 27 September, in the harbour of Den Helder in the Netherlands. Around the boat, waiting to depart to Texel island, are black-headed gulls and herring gulls circling. Also jackdaws; but as soon as the ferry-boat departs, they probably do not like a longish flight over the Wadden sea, and leave. The gulls stay.
Many dunlins are flying to the east, in flocks of about ten to about one hundred.
A walk in the Muy area in the dunes. Reed buntings. A whinchat. A rabbit. In the Buiten Muy dune lake: four shelducks. And a great cormorant flying.
Many dragonflies, and a speckled wood butterfly.
Along the floodline of the seashore, small groups of sanderling.
Today, 28 September, a walk to Ecomare, a zoological museum, which also takes care of sick marine mammals and seabirds.
In front of it, they made a ‘hotel’ of wood, bottles, reed, etc., for solitary bees and wasps.
Bees of Texel: here.
Inside, you can buy maps of the island, and a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle of a snowy owl.
On the walk back, migrating meadow pipits; and a grey lag goose along the bank of the Alloo, a small lake, drinking and preening its feathers.
We pass a butterfly garden, recently established here; and are soon back where we started.
Texel dragonflies and damselflies: here.
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- Barn owls’ first egg, video (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- 17 may (cotswoldwaterpark.wordpress.com)
- Nightjars on Texel island (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Texel sanderlings, snipe and kestrel (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Texel, kestrel and teal (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Stonechat and rabbit on Texel island (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Texel island fungi again (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Texel island fungi (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Sixteen insect species discovered, new for Texel island (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)