Meadow pipit and wheatear


Like yesterday, to nature reserves along the east coast of Texel. This time, more to the north, however.

We started at the Wagejot. Turnstone. Bar-tailed godwits. Redshanks. Shelducks. Brent geese. Avocets. Very many black-headed gulls. Ringed plover.

This is a video about a red-necked phalarope at Wagejot nature reserve on Texel.

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.

Skylark singing.

Redshank.

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.

At the south end of the Schorren reserve, a meadow pipit sits on a sign: Bird refuge. No entry.

Then, a redshank drives away the pipit, sitting down on the sign himself.

On our way back, near the windmill of De Bol nature reserve, two wheatears on the footpath.

A common sandpiper flies to the bank, calling.

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