After 29 September came 30 September 2015 for us on Vlieland.
We went to the Kroon’s polders nature reserve, not far from the Posthuys.
There is a bird ringing station there, from August till November.
We lucky as we arrived there: this yellow-browed warbler had just been ringed. Yellow-browed warblers are usually rare in the Netherlands; but less so in this year’s autumn migration season. The individual on the photo was #29 of the year 2015 on Vlieland, more than usually. After this photo was taken, the small songbird was freed to continue its journey.
After our Vlieland yellow-browed warbler came a dunnock: the third specimen of the day.
We walked to the south side of the Kroon’s polders. European searocket flowers.
As we continued to the east side of the polders, a red admiral butterfly flying.
A northern wheatear near a puddle, for drinking during its autumn migration.
Many gulls. Behind them, scores of spoonbills, gathering for the journey to Africa.
As we arrived back at the Posthuys, a barn swallow: on its long way south as well.