Near the railway station of Santpoort Noord is a pond. Today, there were an Egyptian goose, a moorhen, coots and mallards there.
A bit further is the entrance to Duin en Kruidberg nature reserve.
This video is called Mycology.
Sounds of buzzards calling.
One of the items currently before the American Ornithologists’ Union’s North American Checklist Committee (NACC) is a proposal to split Old World and New World forms of the Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) into separate species. The AOU’s South American Checklist Committee (SACC) passed a very similar proposal last year, and the IOC followed suit shortly thereafter. I expect the NACC will pass the proposal this year, and the Clements list will follow, so let’s look at some of the reasons for this split — and the touchy subject of English names for the New World species: here.