Birds and orchids, Texel island 2015 report

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 slide show 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.

Erik van der Spek, warden on Texel, has a blog post today about the 2015 annual report on Texel wildlife.

At least 420 spoonbill couples nested last year in De Geul nature reserve; 106 in De Muy.

There were 1040 great cormorant nests in De Geul, and 848 in De Muy.

Six marsh harrier couples nested in De Geul.

On De Hors sand flat there were 70 little tern nests and two ringed plover nests.

There were five northern wheatear nests in the Bollekamer dunes.

In De Dennen forest, three nightjar couples nested last year.

In De Ploegelanden, in the central western part of the island, there were 2400 heath spotted-orchid plants. Western marsh orchid, early marsh-orchid and green-winged orchid flowered there as well.

More Texel orchids: here.

Texel Hanenplas nature reserve: here. And here.

Texel April 2016 birds: here.

Texel dunes heathland: here.

Texel orchids: here. And here.

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