Before we reached that bird on 18 January 2014, we went from the Brouwersdam south through Schouwen.
Further south, a small lake where scores of mallards and shoveler ducks swam.
We arrived at Kerkwerve harbour, on the Oosterschelde estuary. A little egret on a mudflat. A kestrel flying. Two shelducks flying.
And red-breasted mergansers swimming, which I already mentioned.
More to the west, an avocet. Tufted ducks. A barnacle goose.
Redshanks on a mudflat.
On the bank of a lakelet, a merlin sitting.
Teal swimming. Hundreds of golden plovers flying.
An Egyptian geese couple.
A female smew climbed out of the water.
We continued to a hide, called Turegluren. That name is a wordplay on the Dutch words for redshank and peeking.
Big flocks of golden plovers fly around.
On the other bank of the lake, a peregrine falcon sitting on a pole.
Near a muddy islet, a flock of avocets.
Sometimes, they are flying.
Sometimes, they are looking for food.
Black-tailed godwits join the avocets; and a few shelducks.
See also here.