Like yesterday, to nature reserves along the east coast of Texel. This time, more to the north, however.
Then, on to Utopia. A nature reserve which officially is not a reserve yet. It will become so on 8 May. Already, it attracts many birds. On one shell-covered islet, we counted 38 sitting avocets. Sitting avocets do not necessarily mean nesting avocets. Still, a good beginning for Utopia reserve.
UPDATE: 60 avocet couples counted at Utopia.
Many brent geese; also some grey lag geese (including goslings). A spoonbill. Shelducks.
Lapwings, including at least one chick.
A black-tailed godwit.
Two hares. A useful observation for the current island-wide count of this species, the warden says.
Two male, three female eider ducks swimming.
Then, a redshank drives away the pipit, sitting down on the sign himself.
A common sandpiper flies to the bank, calling.