They had been ‘kissing’; unfortunately just before the photo.
We walked back.
This migrating northern wheatear standing on a rock.
Unusual, to see this uncommon bird, a land bird, flying south over the North Sea waves. Two herring gulls harassed it.
Short-eared owls do fly over the sea sometimes: here.
Also, purple sandpipers on the jetty rocks. Some awake.
And some sleepy. About purple sandpipers: here.
We were back on the continent. Not far from the beginning of the jetty, this black redstart on concrete near a sand dune.
We went to the ‘Vulkaan‘ (the Volcano), a high sand dune south of The Hague. It is a good vantage point for seeing bird migration. The many birdwatchers present saw, eg, song thrushes and mistle thrushes fly past.