And like this one.
The willows are turning green as spring comes.
This photo shows a red-crested pochard couple. The female on the left, the male on the right.
They swam on 2 April 2020 at De Wijde Blik lake in the Netherlands.
As they swam, there were big waves in the water because of the wind.
Even among reed plants along the bank.
At Het Hol nature reserve, the water was a bit quieter.
A grey heron.
These two photos show the footpath to the Lambertszkade hide.
This 15 February 2020 video says about itself:
What is the impact of Trump’s border wall? | DW News
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has justified diverting nearly 4 Billion dollars from … other programs to fund a border wall with Mexico. President Donald Trump says around 200 kilometers of the border fence have been finished. The president ignored criticism of the shift in funds, and talked instead about how much was being built, as well as making claims about people trying and failing to climb it. DW’s Cai Nebe and Luisa von Richthofen delivered this report from Arizona, where construction is in full swing, cutting through conservation areas and heritage sites. So what impact is the wall having on the communities and environment it cuts through?
See also here.
A lesser black-backed gull flying.
On the pier, the turnstone and the sanderling, already mentioned. The sanderling flew away. The turnstone stayed a bit longer.
Then, no more birds, only waves at the pier.
And the sunset over the North Sea.
And the sunset over the Schoorl sand dunes.
And the silhouette of a Wagyu cow as the sun set.
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.
Lots of foam on the beach, as this Lensbaby photo shows.
Later, in the rosy sunset light, the oystercatchers are still present.
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.
We arrived at the ‘bird lake’. Unfortunately, not any birds; though there were footprints of birds, probably geese, in the mud of the bank.
Clouds over the lake predicted rain.
As we walked back, we saw this moss on this tree.
A bit further, this lichen.
As we walked, we passed a birch polypore on a birch tree.
Great spotted woodpecker sound.
Common broom flowers. A bit unusual for January; a sign of a warm winter.
We climb a high sand dune. During the World War II nazi occupation, a German military bunker was on top. Now, it is a viewpoint. Not far from the top, a few flowering common daisies.
A meadow pipit calls.
When we reached the sea, there was much foam.
On the beach, at least fifteen sanderlings.
On this photo, on the right near the floodline, some of these birds. Much too small, as the camera was fit for landscape photos, not for depicting small birds like sanderlings.
As this photo shows, there were many dark clouds on 18 January. Sometimes, rain or hail.