Firecrests, flowers, greenfinch and ships


This video is about a firecrest.

On 24 October 2015, to the Maasvlakte, west of Rotterdam. We started at a hill with lots of shrubs. It attracted migrating songbirds. Including firecrests.

Maasvlakte, 24 October 2015

The Maasvlakte is a harbour and industrial area, but nevertheless you can see birds there.

Maasvlakte, great cormorants, 24 October 2015

Like these great cormorants.

Maasvlakte, narrow-leaved ragwort and Japanese roses, 24 October 2015

Though it was autumn, still many flowering plants. Like yellow narrow-leaved ragwort and orange Japanese roses.

Maasvlakte, with narrow-leaved ragwort and Japanese roses, 24 October 2015

A chaffinch and a redwing, drinking at a parking lot puddle.

Maasvlakte, greenfinch, 24 October 2015

Meanwhile, a male greenfinch feeds on rose hips.

We continue to the Vuurtorenvlakte. Three skylarks flying overhead, singing. Rabbits, and many rabbit warrens.

Next, near a jetty. Shaggy ink cap fungi on sand dunes.

A rock pipit on the jetty boulders.

Maasvlakte, grey wagtail, 24 October 2015

And a grey wagtail.

Maasvlakte, pilot, 24 October 2015

Also, many ships passing. Small ships …

Maasvlakte, ship, 24 October 2015

.. and bigger ships.

Stay tuned, as there will be more Maasvlakte birds, and ships, on this blog.

Drowned firecrest on Texel island coast: here.

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