After 6 March 2016 on Texel island, came 7 March 2016 there. When we saw this flock of eider ducks flying past the beach.
We had arrived at the beach from the Pieter Rozenvlak walk in the sand dunes. Curlews calling. Meadow pipits. A flock of jackdaws.
On a jetty at the North Sea beach, sanderlings and turnstones on the foreground; herring gulls in the background.
Sometimes, a sanderling stretching.
Sometimes, a sanderling from the jetty to the beach’s water line.
Many seashells on the beach.
And a flock of oystercatchers. Standing …
… and flying.
Sometimes, ruddy turnstones found food in seashells.
While some sanderlings looked for food, others cleaned their feathers.
After one last look at the sea we had to go back.
In a meadow in the sand dunes near Jan Ayeslag, horses and fieldfares.
Texel dunes in spring 2016: here. In May 2016: here.
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