Tufted ducks, blackbird and woodpecker


This June 2018 4K Cinematic Drone Video is about the Schoorlse Duinen nature reserve.

After 21 January 2020 there, we were also in the Schoorlse Duinen on 22 January.

This time, not to the North Sea, but to small lakes in the interior.

A great tit calling.

As we walked, a great spotted woodpecker. And a nuthatch on a mossy tree.

A jay calls.

A blackbird. A blue tit.

This 2011 video is about a lake in the Schoorlse Duinen.

We reach a lake where 11 tufted ducks sometimes sleep, sometimes dive. Coots in this lake dived more often.

On the footpath, a robin.

A kestrel flies past.

In the next lake, two tufted ducks, a coot and a moorhen.

Turnstone, sanderlings, sunset and North Sea


Sanderling and turnstone, 21 January 2020, Schoorl

After 20 January 2020 in the Schoorlse Duinen nature reserve came 21 January. When we saw this sanderling and this turnstone on a North Sea pier.

In the morning, we had heard a nuthatch. And a great spotted woodpecker pecking wood on a tree.

Late in the afternoon, we went to the North Sea beach. Oystercatchers. Two great cormorants land on the North Sea near the pier.

A lesser black-backed gull flying.

Turnstone, 21 January 2020, Schoorl

On the pier, the turnstone and the sanderling, already mentioned. The sanderling flew away. The turnstone stayed a bit longer.

Waves, 21 January 2020, Schoorl

Then, no more birds, only waves at the pier.

Waves, on 21 January 2020, Schoorl

Sunset, 21 January 2020, Schoorl

And the sunset over the North Sea.

Sunset, 21 January 2020, Schoorl dunes

And the sunset over the Schoorl sand dunes.

Cow, 21 January 2020, Schoorl

And the silhouette of a Wagyu cow as the sun set.

North Sea, foam and oystercatchers


Pier, Schoorl 20 January 2020

After 19 January 2019 in the Schoorlse Duinen nature reserve came 20 January. At beach pole #29, as this Lensbaby photo shows, a jetty protrudes into the North Sea.

Early in the morning, a chaffinch and a great tit.

A buzzard flies across the path.

On and near beach pole #29, about 15 oystercatchers. A sanderling. A black-headed gull.

Foam, Schoorl 20 January 2020

Lots of foam on the beach, as this Lensbaby photo shows.

Oystercatchers, Schoorl 20 January 2020

Later, in the rosy sunset light, the oystercatchers are still present.

Oystercatchers, Schoorl beach, 20 January 2020

Birds, lake, cows in Schoorl sand dunes


Vogelmeer, Schoorl 19 January 2020

After 18 January 2020 in the Schoorl sand dunes nature reserve came 19 January. We went to this lake, called ‘Vogelmeer‘ (bird lake). Like all photos in this blog post, this is a Lensbaby photo.

As we started walking, we noted two flowering common daisies, where two days earlier there had been only one.

Great tit, great spotted woodpecker sounds.

Heather and crowberry plants in the Waterbosvlakte heathland.

We arrived at the ‘bird lake’. Unfortunately, not any birds; though there were footprints of birds, probably geese, in the mud of the bank.

Vogelmeer in Schoorl, 19 January 2020

Clouds over the lake predicted rain.

Wagyu cow, Schoorl 19 January 2020

As we walked along the east bank of the lake, we met a herd of cows. These cows are there to keep the landscape open. They are Wagyu cows, originally from Japan.

Moss, Schoorl 19 January 2020

As we walked back, we saw this moss on this tree.

Lichen, Schoorl 19 January 2020

A bit further, this lichen.