Spoonbills and whinchats

Spoonbills flying, 23 August 2015

This video shows spoonbills flying over the wetland near the Nauertogt road near Koedijk village in North Holland province in the Netherlands. We went there, and to other nature reserves in that area, on 23 August 2015.

A kestrel hovering in the air. A garganey swimming. So do shoveler ducks. Some spoonbills feeding in the shallow water.

Northern wheatear, 23 August 2015

A northern wheatear on a pole.

Barn swallows fly past.

Two glossy ibises on a bank. Ruffs.

Mute swans, coots, mallards, 23 August 2015

Also many mute swans, coots and mallards swimming.

Spoonbills and great cormorant, 23 August 2015

We continue. On the opposite bank of a canal, spoonbills cleaning their feathers. And a great cormorant.

Whinchat, 23 August 2015

As we appoach the Harger- en Pettemerpolder reserve, migrating whinchats sit on wires and poles.

Whinchat on pole, 23 August 2015

White wagtails. Northern lapwings.

Meadow pipit, on road, 23 August 2015

And a meadow pipit on the road.

A common sandpiper.

Near the Hondsbossche Zeewering marine dike, Sandwich terns fly and call.

Also a common tern.

We go further north. Snipes, common sandpipers and wood sandpipers in a shallow ditch. In the background, a golden plover flock flying.

Hondsbossche zeewering, 23 August 2015

We arrive at the northern end of the Hondsbossche Zeewering marine dike, near Petten village. This photo shows the view to the south; there are major works to reinforce the dike with sand in front of it.

Beach near Petten, 23 August 2015

And this photo shows the view to the north, where the beach attracts tourists.

A hobby flying south along the coastline. Probably, all the way to Africa.

Stay tuned, as there will be more on my blog about birds in this area!

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