Slow redshank migration, cold spring


The cold spring weather in Europe this year affects not only butterflies, bats, and songbirds, but other birds as well. Including geese.

This is a redshank video.

According to Dutch Vroege Vogels radio today, at this time of the year, usually 20% of redshanks in the Netherlands should be back from migration from, eg, Spain.

However, only 5% are already back now.

These 5% include a ringed male, photographed in Spain this month. Three days after that photo, he was back at his usual nesting area in Noord-Holland province in the Netherlands. His female partner of last year is back already as well.

In Friesland province, there is even still skating now on frozen canals.

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