This is an April 2015 video on birds of the Prunjepolder on Schouwen island in the Netherlands.
In the outer port, gadwall ducks and great crested grebes.
On the beach of Kwade Hoek nature reserve avocets and oystercatchers.
This is a video of goldeneyes, made at Hellegatsplaten in the Netherlands.
A male common goldeneye, swimming and flying.
Then, to the meadows of Goeree. A kestrel hovering.
Many geese grazing. The most numerous species today are barnacle geese. In between one grazing flock, a curlew. Is it here because it may benefit from the geese disturbing worms under the grass by grazing?
More fieldfares: here.
Then, the Brouwersdam, connecting Goeree to Schouwen island in Zealand province.
Red-breasted mergansers, both males and females swimming and diving.
A lone female eider.
This is a purple sandpiper video, recorded at the Brouwersdam.
Purple sandpiper photo: here.
Seven brent geese.
A group of two male and three female goldeneyes swimming and diving together.
We arrive at Brouwersluis. Here, the fresh water of Grevelingen lake comes into the sea. The strong currents take along many freshwater fish. This attracts grey seals, which are here today and also often on other days. Sometimes, common seals are here as well.
This is a grey seal video, recorded at the Brouwersdam.
Grevelingen seals: here.
Finally, back to Goeree. At Koudenhoek nature reserve, many wigeon and shelducks.
Over a million geese in the Netherlands now: here.
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