Terschelling island fungi and birds of prey


Mushroom, 25 September 2019

Still 25 September 2019 on Terschelling island. And still seeing lots of fungi, like this one.

Mushroom on 25 September 2019

Sulphur tufts, 25 September 2019

Next, sulphur tufts

Fungi, 25 September 2019

… and these neighbours of them.

Russula, 25 September 2019

This red russula mushroom.

Birch polypores.

Amanita, 25 September 2019

And Amanita fungi. Both this young one …

Amanita old ones, 25 September 2019

… and these two old ones.

Back at a sand dune valley near West-Terschelling: a hobby and a buzzard flying.

Fly agarics, other fungi, woodpecker of Terschelling island


Lichen, on 25 september 2019

After the first part of our woodland walk on Terschelling island, still 25 September 2019. Where this lichen grew. A young coniferous tree grew between it.

A great spotted woodpecker calling.

Still a few cross-leaved heath flowers. Penny bun fungi.

Shaggy mane fungi, 25 September 2019

A bit further we reached the Longway road. Along it, these young shaggy mane fungi.

Shaggy mane fungus, 25 September 2019

And one meter further, this one.

Fungi, 25 September 2019

Also, these fungi along a pine cone.

Then, off the Longway road, a sandy footpath to the north. Bovine bolete mushroms.

Fly agarics, 25 September 2019

Along it, these fly agaric mushrooms along still flowering common heather. And some no longer flowering crowberry plants (on the right of the photos, with leaves closer together than in common heather).

Fly agaric, 25 September 2019

Fly agaric, on 25 september 2019

Stay tuned, for more on Terschelling on 25 September 2019!

Fungi, birds, young toad of Terschelling island


Bovine boletes, 25 September 2019

After 24 September 2019 on Terschelling island came 25 September. It started with a robin singing. And with a walk in the woodland near West-Terschelling, where we saw these bovine bolete mushrooms.

Penny bun, 25 September 2019

One of many penny buns.

A blue tit. A jay calls.

Young natterjack toad

A young natterjack toad crawling through the moss. Still just about one centimetre in size, but already with a yellowish line on its back.

Pinwheel mushrooms, 25 September 2019

Then, small mushrooms. Probably pinwheel mushrooms.

Russula, 25 September 2019

A Russula fungus.

Lichen, 25 september 2019

Then, moss and lichen.

Stay tuned for more on 25 September on Terschelling!

Waders of Terschelling island


This spring 2015 video is about wader birds of Terschelling island.

After 23 September 2019 on Terschelling island came 24 September.

It started with a great spotted woodpecker early in the morning.

Near the harbour of West-Terschelling, a curlew calling.

On the mudflats south of the island: brent geese and shelducks.

On the mudflats a bit further east: two spoonbills. Oystercatchers.

Wigeons swimming. A golden plover.

A lapwing.

In Hoorn village, blackbirds in a garden. Many house sparrows.

Terschelling against drilling, 24 September 2019

On a window, a poster against corporations drilling for natural gas on Terschelling. The poster of the anti-drilling movement shows a woman in Terschelling regional dress.

Terschelling gasvrij

That poster is inspired by an older peace movement poster of a woman kicking out a nuclear missile.

Kruisraketten Nee

Birds, mushrooms and big wasp, Terschelling island


Hornet attacks ant, 23 September 2019

After 22 September 2019 on Terschelling island came 23 September. Early in the morning, not far from Doodemanskisten lake, this hornet attacked this ant.

A coal tit. A firecrest. Two great tits. And a female blackcap.

As we walked through the woodland, false death cap fungi.

Clustered brittlestem.

Blusher mushrooms.

Gymnopus dryophilus.

Melanoleuca brevipes, 23 September 2019

And these Melanoleuca brevipes fungi.

Common rustgill, 23 September 2019

And these common rustgill mushrooms.

A great spotted woodpecker. A robin sings.

Saffron milk cap, 23 September 2019

Saffron milk cap.

Some of many Jersey cow mushrooms we saw today.

A slug feeding on one of them.

Yellow stagshorn, 23 September 2019

These yellow stagshorn fungi.

Horse mushrom, 23 September 2019

Horse mushroom.

Common roll-rim.

Young shaggy ink caps.

Sticky bun fungus, 23 September 2019

Sticky bun present as well.

Sticky bun fungi, 23 September 2019

Sulphur tuft.

Penny bun, 23 September 2019

Penny bun.

Collybia confluens.

Smooth puffball, 23 September 2019

Smooth puffball.

Common puffball.

Lactarius glaucescens.

A jay calls.

Velvet roll-rim fungi on 23 September 2019

Velvet roll-rim.

Beefsteak polypore, 23 September 2019

And, as last fungus photo of that day, this beefsteak polypore.

When we are back at Doodemanskisten lake, two grey herons. A teal. A wigeon. A female migrant hawker dragonfly.

Stay tuned for more on Terschelling wildlife!

Golden plovers, red knots, wheatears of Terscheling


Golden plovers, 22 September 2019

Still 22 September 2019 on Terschelling island. We went west from Oosterend village. There, these golden plovers on a meadow.

Most in winter plumage, but some still in summer plumage.

Golden plover, 22 September 2019

South of Lies village, again to the Wadden Sea shore.

Two grey herons. Five eider ducks.

Red knots, 22 September 2019

Close to West-Terschelling: oystercatchers. These two red knots. A wheatear. And wigeons.

Red knot, 22 September 2019

Dunlin, 22 September 2019

Near Seerijp hamlet, this dunlin.

Redshanks, 22 September 2019

And redshanks.

Wheatear, 22 September 2019

And this northern wheatear.

Northern wheatear, 22 September 2019

And this one.

Waders and big moth of Terschelling island


Whimbrel, 22 September 2019

Still 22 September 2019 along the Wadden Sea coast of Terschelling island. A whimbrel standing on a small stone dike.

Curlew, Terschelling, 22 September 2019

A bit further, a bigger relative of whimbrels, this curlew.

Greenshanks, 22 September 2019

Then, a flock of hundreds of dunlin and redshanks. And greenshanks.

Meadow pipit, 22 September 2019

Two meadow pipits on a pole and a fence.

Meadow pipit, 22 September 2019

There was also one closer to the shore.

Convolvulus hawk moth, 22 September 2019, Terschelling

As we walk back, we see a big moth on a fence: a convolvulus hawk moth.

Convolvulus hawk moth, 22 September 2019

Convolvulus hawk moth, on 22 September 2019, Terschelling

On a roof, not just lichen, but also this white wagtail.

White wagtail, 22 September 2019

Near Oosterend, a buzzard on a pole.

Stay tuned, as there will be more about Terschelling on 22 September 2019!