Thirty little egrets and a kestrel


This is a video about Schiermonnikoog,

Today is my second day on Schiermonnikoog island.

Barn swallows flying over a meadow; two grey herons.

Just before the birding hide, thirty little egrets sitting in trees. I had never seen so many individuals of this species together, except on Elephantine island in Egypt, in a mixed little egret-cattle egret heronry.

Outside the hide, male and female pheasants. True forget-me-not flowers.

From the hide again many ducks: shovelers, Eurasian wigeons, mallards. Also a tufted duck; and great crested grebes.

Beyond the dunes, many sea asters. Some flowering, some seed.

Close to the sea, European searocket flowering, both white and purple flowers.

In the afternoon, three buzzards flying over the dunes.

Later, at least one kestrel hovering in the air.

From the hide: shovelers, Eurasian wigeons, pintails, gadwalls, great cormorants, great crested grebes, barn swallows. After six pm, the first little egret of tonight arrives. Later, four others join him. As we leave, two more little egrets flying from the Waddenzee to the lake.

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