Texel, turnstones and brent geese

This video says about itself:

22 March 2013

The Dutch Wadden island Texel is a paradise for birds. Photographer Sijmen Hendriks visited several times from 2007. This slideshow video shows the result of these visits. Grey Plover, Avocet, Spoonbill, Stonechat, Brent Geese, Whitethroat, Hen Harrier, Sandwich Tern, Linnet, Yellow Wagtail and many more birds are featured in this video. Texel is the westernmost island in the Wadden Sea and is known for its rich bird life.

More nature and bird photography by Sijmen Hendriks is here. Or visit his photo blog here.

Music by Kalio Gayo.

On 3 October 2014, we traveled to Texel island.

Near the Naardermeer, a great egret.

In the Den Helder harbour, black-headed gulls and herring gulls.

On a roof in Oost village on Texel, a herring gull. A white wagtail flying past.

In De Bol nature reserve, a curlew flying.

A big flock of barnacle geese landing.

On the Wadden sea side of the Lancaster dike, ruddy turnstones. And ringed plovers.

A great black-backed gull.

A lesser black-backed gull feeding on a crab. It dips the crab in sea water to make things easier.

In Oosterend village, at least forty barn swallows on a roof. Preparing for their long migration to Africa.

Early in the evening, a pheasant near the dike.

A flock of northern lapwings landed on a field.

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