Today started with singing song thrushes and robins.
Off to Schouwen island (or peninsula, now that causeways link it to other landmasses) in Zealand province.
A bit further, a lone sanderling on a small sandy beach.
A male common scoter.
At the usual seal spot swims a grey seal. Turnstones on the rocks.
In Scharendijke harbour, a great crested grebe and a little grebe swimming.
We continue to the south coast of Schouwen.
In a wetland, mallard, wigeon and shoveler ducks. Many curlews.
On the other side of the road, hundreds of barnacle geese. Also white-fronted geese, and shelducks.
Grey lag geese flying overhead.
A bit further, a few Egyptian geese on a field.
In a wetland, thirteen avocets look for food.
Hundreds of curlews and bar-tailed godwits, sometimes flying.
Teal. Male and female pintail ducks.
On the dike, common polypody growing.
A bit further, two Bewick’s swans feeding on a field.
Still further, near Zonnemaire village, a group of scores of swans feeding on a field wet from the rain of previous days. Most are whooper swans, but there are some Bewick’s swans as well. Some swans are young, with grey feathers. Also, there are a few grey lag geese and scores of black-headed gulls on the field.
See also these photos.