This is a Dutch video about a black-tailed godwit.
Today, on, officially, the first day of spring, to a bit of farmland, which is a bit of wetland at this time of the year. It is called Landje van Geijsel.
Today, the most frequent species are wigeon and black-tailed godwit, both represented by hundreds of individuals.
Starlings. Quite some oystercatchers. A few redshanks. Many northern lapwings.
In the left corner, a group of scores of curlews.
A few teal, some swimming, some resting.
A few ring-necked plovers.
A male and a female mallard land in the water. Often, they are the most frequent duck species. But today, in this shallow water, these two are the first mallards.
In a big tree close to the wetland is a hole. Ring-necked parakeets nest there.
On our way back: tufted ducks and a great egret. Grey lag geese on a meadow.
July 2010. WWT has begun work on a groundbreaking new project to perfect the process of breeding waders as part of its conservation breeding program: here.