Thursday, December 29, 2011

29th of December 2011


A beautiful male yellow crowned Euphonia was making a nest down below where he is sitting on the picture. His lover girl is sitting to the left.They built together the nest.

We did start cloudy, but then the sun came...still a lot of wind , but we made it to go to the "windless"spots.
The bird list...2 spots
great Egret
cattle Egret
blue and white Swallow
white collared Swifts
black Vulture
Squirrel Cuckoo
snowy bellied Hummingbird
long billed Starthroat
violet Sabrewing
white tailed Emerald
green violet Ear
resplendent Quetzal in a flash
...Antbird..not possible, very lookalike...antwren...keep my eyes open
dark Pewee
tropical Kingbird
lesser Elaenia
common tody Flycatcher
yellowish Flycatcher
paltry Tyrannulet
house Wren
rufous and white Wren
black faced Solitair
clay colored Thrush
orange billed nightingale Thrush
brown capped Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
golden winged Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
bay breasted Warbler
black and White Warbler
American Redstart
summer Tanager
rufous capped Warbler
slate throated Whitestart
yellow crowned Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
blue gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
flame colored Tanager
white winged Tanager
red crowned Ant Tanager
common bush Tanager
buff throated Saltator
variable Seedeater
rufous collared Sparrow
lesser Goldfinch
yellow bellied Seedeater
yellow faced Grassquit
great tailed Grackle
black Guan
tropical Mockingbird

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A windy, sunny... birding day

Today we went with our friends Jeff and Connie for a bird trip.
I did several trips with them in the past and we always tried to find the Quetzal, we saw him , but never good.
Today finally after a while we saw them , male and female on the slope of the Volcano!!!
The birds were hiding, lot of wind and on my spot were we did not have wind...there was a Hawk(I think the same as this week)...a lot of birds but hearing them but see them was a tricky thing today! But we were totally happy today!

The bird list..
Cattle Egret
great blue Heron
ruddy ground Dove
sulphur winged Parakeets
snowy bellied Hummingbird
scintillant Hummingbird
Volcano Hummingbird
white tailed Emerald
resplendent Quetzal
collared Trogons(a group of 5..6, )
blue throated Toucanets(Emerald)
dark Pewee
mountain Elaenia
yellowish Flycatcher
gray breasted Wood Wren
mountain Thrush
yellow winged Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Wilson's Warbler
black and white Warbler
silver throated Tanager
flame colored Tanager
white winged Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow throated  brush Finch
large footed Finch
blue black Grassquit
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
slaty Flowerpiercer

                                          taking pictures of the Quetzales
                                           Male Quetzal on spot 2
                                           Female  Quetzal on spot 2

                                           Emerald Toucanet on spot 1

Monday, December 26, 2011

26 of December 2011

Glorious day today, went with very patient and fun bird watchers out of Scotland  on a trip. On the picture they were spotting a Male Quetzal, fruit is ripe and the Quetzal did make the nice Quetzal sounds. Early for the time of the year.
Sun , out of the wind and a little bit fine Bajareque(drizzel), the birds wwere happy , the birders were happy...Here is the bird list
Cattle Egrets
black Vulture
great black Hawk
ruddy ground Dove
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
scintillant Hummingbird
violet Sabrewing
green violet Ear
white tailed Hummingbird
stripe tailed Hummingbird
red faced Spinetail
resplendent Quetzal
emerald Toucanet
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
black Phoebe
dark Pewee
mountain Elaenia
yellow bellied Elaenia
common tody Flycatcher
barred Becard
black faced Solitair
white throated Thrush
clay colored Thrush
mountain Thrush
brown capped Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
black throated green Warbler
black burnian Warbler
red legged Honeycreeper
slate throated Redstart
three striped Warbler
thick billed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
flame throated Tanager
cherry Tanager
white winged Tanager
blue gray Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow throated brush Finch
lesser Goldfinch
yellow faced Grassquit(making a nest)
rufous collared Sparrow
great tailed Grackle
tropical Mockingbird
fork tailed Flycatcher
Cheers!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday 19th of December

Bird list 19th of December...cloudy day in the mountains, sometimes a little sparkle , sometimes the sun.
We went to 3 diferent places in the cloud forest.
Black Vulture
almost sure great black Hawk
cattle Egret
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
green violet Ear
scintillant Hummingbird
white throated mountain Gem (lot of flowers for them in the cloud forest)
red crowned Woodpecker
boat billed Flycatcher
social Flycatcher
tropical Kingbird
mountain Elaenia
yellow bellied Elaenia
common tody Flycatcher
common tufted Flycatcher
rufous Mourner
gray breasted wood Wren
house Wren
plain Wren
black faced Solitair
long tailed silky Flycatcher (the orange berries are ripe!)
ruddy capped nightingale Thrush
orange billed nightingale Thrush
clay colored Thrush
yellow winged Vireo
brown capped Vireo
Wilson's Warbler
black burnian Warbler
American Redstart
golden winged Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
rose breasted Grosbeak
red legged Honeycreeper
slate throated Redstart
flame throated Warbler
silver throated Tanager
blue gray Tanager
cherry Tanager
common bush Tanager
rosy Thrush Tanager
yellow thighed Finch
yellow throated brush Finch
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
blue black Grassquit
great tailed Grackle
black Phoebe
                                             3 very rare Dutch birds....
beautiful sunset high up in the mountains today

Sunday, December 18, 2011

today we went up the vulcano

...not to the top, but half way. Just a nice trip. Saw the Volcano Hummingbird, both male and female.
Made a picture, but well ...a blurry female...
A lot of usual birds...like the elegant Euphonia, golden browed Chlorophonia, Ochraceous Wren, gray breasted Wood Wren and what was nice and a kind of surprise..a whole bunch of Quetzales in love.
It sounded like February!
The sound of "pigeons" (I talk Quetzales) and finally I have it on tape. A male and female where sitting next to eachother and  "talking with each other" was all over the place, this sound. You don't hear it often.
I took a short video from a female Quetzal...she makes the sound , but the male did it also.
video

Well it was a good day, in the afternoon I had to work, could stay there for ever on that mountain. It was good to see my Quetzal friends. Tomorrow a birding trip, hope we will see good birds with 3 Dutch birders.
Unfortunately I did miss the Christmas bird count today...hope next year, but this made my day.
By the way , in my opinion a very early start of the Quetzal hormones!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

new bird on the farm

Yes a new bird on the farm , I will add him to my bird list!
Paltry Tyrannulet!!
Lot of birds on the farm, mixed flocks of Migrants. It is raining already for 3 days, they don't care.
Busy with the Christmas tree out of Nova Scotia...found an old bird nest in it....

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bird trip 10th of December

Always fun to go birding with people who love evertything that they see. It was a beautiful morning , birds were hiding a bit , but we found them on two different places.....

Here is the birdlist....
cattle Egret
black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
white tipped Dove
brown throated Parakeet
snowy bellied Hummingbird
violet ear Hummingbird (blurry picture)
violet Sabrewing
white tailed Emerald
stripe tailed Hummingbird
blue crowned Motmot
tropical Kingbird
social Flycatcher
mountain Elaenia
common tody Flycatcher
dark Pewee

house Wren
rufous and white Wren
black faced Solitair
clay colored Thrush
white throated Thrush
Philadelpha Vireo
Wilson's Warbler
northern Waterthrush
Summer Tanager
Baltimore Oriole
rose breasted Grosbeak
red legged Honeycreeper
flame throated Warbler
golden crowned Warbler
slate throated Redstart
thick billed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
palm Tanager
blue gray Tanager
flame colored Tanager
white winged Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow throated brush Finch
chestnut capped brush Finch
black striped Sparrow
variable Seedeater
lesser Goldfinch(female picture)
rufous collared Sparrow
slaty Flowerpiercer
great tailed Grackle
black Phoebe
blue and white Swallow
northern rough winged Swallow
The birdwatchers.....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful blue skys...but the birds....

We started and ended with beautiful warm weather, little bit wind...but the birds were hiding!!
The couple that I was with, were happy, I was getting frustrated in myself...but well ...out of my control. I did add just a picture of the nice area and weather and of a tree with the orchids(yellow...little bit blurry...)
Here is the birdlist,  2 areas cloud forest today...
cattle Egrets
black Vulture
broad winged Hawk
white throated mountain Gem
rufous tailed Hummingbird
red faced Spinetail
blue crowned Motmot
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
social Flycatcher
black Phoebe
yellow bellied Elaenia
mountain Elania
tody Flycatcher
paltry Tyrannulet
tufted Flycatcher
yellowish Flycatcher
gray breasted Wood Wren
clay colored Thrush
Philadelphia Vireo
Wilson's Warbler
chestnut sidedWarbler
black throated green Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
red legged Honey creeper
slate throated Redstart
thick billed Euphonia
silver throated Tanager
blue gray Tanager
common bush Tanager
yellow thighed Finch
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
lesser Goldfinch
slaty Flowerpiercer
great tailed Grackle

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

rain in the mountains, but we kept it dry

Summer is really here, heavy clouds in the mountains and northern wind... dry and sunny with clouds on our farm and lower land. So up to those areas! We kept it dry and warm.
The birders were staying in Palo Alto , part of Boquete...not the best place to stay in the summer, rain, winds..fortunately for them and me, always places to find dry weather.
Here is the bird list:
1th of December 2011
Turkey Vulture
black Vulture
groove billed Ani
road side Hawk
white tailed Kite praying
yellow headed Caracara in flight
ruddy ground Dove
white tipped Dove in flight
red lored Amazon in flight
red fronted Parrotlet (Palo Alto, Boquete)in flight
garden Emerald
rufous tailed Hummingbird
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
boat billed Flycatcher
black Phoebe
yellow bellied Elaenia
house Wren
clay colored Thrush
white throated Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
yellow Warbler
red legged Honeycreeper
thick billed Euphonia
blue gray Tanager
orange billed Sparrow
blue black Grassquit
variable Seedeater
lesser Goldfinch
crested Oropendola
great tailed Grackle
gray breasted Martin
blue and white Swallow
northern rough winged Swallow
gray crowned Yellowthroat
tropical Mockingbird
eastern Meadowlark

Monday, November 28, 2011

birding trip

Fortunately I felt a little bit better and decided to say yes to a birding trip...WOW, my legs were protesting, but when I saw my old flying friends, I got more energy.
Today it is the first day of drizzel rain (bajareque) wind and rainbows. Fortunately we kept it dry and we had some sunshine.It was not really the best weather for the birds, but we did visit 3 spots and manage to see quit a bit of birds and lifers for the birding couple.
The list....
cattle Egret
black Vulture
ruddy ground Dove
white tipped Dove
snowy bellied Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
white throated mountain Gem
violet Sabrewing
green violet Ear
orange bellied Trogon
red crowned Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
social Flycatcher
gray capped Flycatcher
black Phoebe
great Kiskadee
yellow bellied Elaenia
lesser Elaenia
plain Wren
house Wren
clay colored Thrush
Tennessee Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
black and white Warbler
blackburnian Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
black throated green Warbler
rose breasted Grosbeak in flight
slate throated Redstart
silver throated Tanager
bay headed Tanager
yellow crowned Euphonia
thick billed Euphonia
Palm Tanager
blue gray Tanager
flame colored Tanager
Cherrie Tanager
buff throated Saltator
yellow throated brush Finch
black striped Sparrow
rufous collared Sparrow
variable Seedater
lesser Gold Finch
yellow faced Grassquit
gray breasted Martin
blue and white Swallow
white collared Swifts
great tailed Grackle

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Flu and birds

The last 3 weeks is slow...not with the birds...but with me.
I started with the Flu and got  a Bronchitis. So I did watch the birds from my bedroom window. Got frustrated. On the farm a lot of birds because of the berrie tree is ripe(out of my sight) and so I hear a lot of birds there. Kind of cool was 2 days ago , a nice red tailed Hawk flew by, nice I did not need my Binocs to check him out.
Scaled Pigeons in the tree, they came probably for the berries.
Well I am recovering now, no fever yesterday and today.....I am soo ready to go out again.
Like with birding , I have to be relaxed, quiet, patient!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

bird of prey migration in Panama city


Para los curiosos y los no tanto, hasta el día de hoy, 10 de noviembre, llevamos contado 1,769,724 aves rapaces migratorias en el Cerro Ancón. Si observamos 813 rapaces más, rompemos nuestro propio récord de observaciones en el Cerro Ancón (el año pasado fue el mejor año, con 1,770,537 de rapaces observadas). Tenemos hasta el 18 de noviembre para lograrlo.
 
Just an update about the bird of prey count in Panama city, on the Ancon hill. They counted already 1,769,724 birds of pray , what a migration! When they count 813 birds more , then they set a record, they have time until 18th of November

Monday, November 7, 2011

Just a link

 This is an article about the raptor migration on the Ancon hill 27th of October 2011.
Half March until half April we will see such a big groups here in Boquete , great moments!!!

 
 
Les compartimos el excelente artículo escrito por Tamara del Moral en La Prensa de hoy. Explica muy bien las migraciones de rapaces en la Ciudad de Panamá y presenta datos númericos de las aves que se han contado en Cerro Ancón. Agradecemos a Laura, Daniel y a Ariel por colaborar con este artículo mientras trabajaban contando aves en el Cerro Ancón.
www.prensa.com
Cada año, en octubre y noviembre, el cielo panameño es testigo de un fenómeno natural que aún es poco conocido por muchos en el país: la migración de las rapaces.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bird trip 6 November 2011

Today a bird trip with a Dutch couple, guest of the Tinamou cottage. We did go to several places in the highlands in Boquete, different areas, sun , clouds , the first summer wind this season and a little bit Bajareque(drizzel) higher in the mountains. It was a good morning!
The bird list....
Cattle Egrets
black Vulture
Hawk , no ID
yellow headed Caracara
black shouldered Hawk
white tipped Dove
ruddy ground Dove
brown throated Parakeets
snowy nellied Humming bird
scintillant Hummingbird
rufous tailed Hummingbird
white throated mountain Gem
long billed Starthroat
buffy Tuftedcheek(two together )
emerald Toucanets
hairy Woodpecker
tropical Kingbird
tropical Pewee
common tody Flycatcher
white fronted Tyrannulet
common tufted Flycatcher
house Wren
ochraceous Wren
rufous breasted Wren
brown capped Vireo
yellow winged Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
Magnolia Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
yellow throated Vireo
bay breasted Warbler
black throated green Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Wilson's Warbler
golden winged Warbler
Summer Tanager
Eastern Wood Pewee
red legged Honeycreeper
rufous capped Warbler
slate throated Whitestart
blue gray Tanager
yellow throated bruch finch
streaked Saltator
buff throated Saltator
variable Seedeater
yellow bellied Seedeater
blue black Grassquit
yellow faced Grassquit
rufous collared Sparrow
slate colored Seedeater
lesser Goldfinch
great tailed Grackle
blue and white Swallow
slaty Flowerpiercer
eatern Meadowlark
tropical Mockingbirds

My bird(s) of the day.
The two buffy tuftedcheeks, because most of the time you will see them solo.
And the baltimore Oriole, because it was the first time this season that I saw one.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

a birdlist of today and a new bird on the farm!!!! Scale crested Pygmy-Tyrant

Today I was standing next to our stream with my binoculars and I was standing there for almost an hour.
I wear a green T shirt and green trousers, I did look simular like a tree, I guess.
I saw a new farm bird...the scale crested Pygmy Tyrant, Had a very good look on him, very excited! Saw him a couple of weeks ago, but I was not sure. Saw him before at Buena vista(Panama, Chiriqui) , but never on our farm. He had one feather up!Of course I did not have my camera, but I did found a funny picture of him.

( p.s.you can buy this shirt at zazzle.com )
Birds all over, enough to make a bird list.
It's always a good spot, because of the water, dead wood, messy, next to the garden and different trees and flowers and it has a slope, so I can look in the forest.
Here is the list...
gray necked Woodrail.
white tipped Dove
squirrel Cuckoo
rufous tailed Hummingbird
white stripe Hermit
blue crowned Motmot
smokeyt brown Woodpecker
black banded Woodcreeper
Scale crested Pygmy Tyrant (picture)
rufous breasted Wren
orange billed nightingale Thrush
Tennessee Warblers
Philadelpia Vireo's
black and white Warbler
chestnut sided Warbler
black burnian Warbler
black throated green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
American Redstart
yellow throated Vireo
summer Tanager
rufous capped Warbler
slate throated Redstart
silver throated Tanager
flame colored Tanager
red crowned Ant Tanager
blue gray Tanager
rosy thrush Tanager
buff throated Saltator
yellow throated brush Finch
Not bad for an hour......

Thursday, October 27, 2011

a couple of Summer Tanagers in love

I think these Summer Tanagers are really in "spring mode"
They were really in love and were flirting with eachother for a long time .
video

Now they are here....

As I told you in my former post, the weather is changing, sunny morning again, 2 dry days in a row.
The migration birds...they know that, big flocks are flying in the forest and this morning early I saw from my bed a couple of male Summer Tanagers. Heard them singing . They are busy to make a new territory.
video
So when the readers from the States want to have a little bit spring feeling....or come to Panama ha ha or just listen to my little movie. At the end you heard them singing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beautiful pictures of the Dutch excursion of 2th of October

I did receive some beautiful pictures of 2 October (look also at my post of 2th of October 2011)
The pictures were taken by Johan Stuart. He is an active member of the bird group Zuid Kennemerland.
www.vwgzkl.nl
http://jeugdvogelclub.weblog.nl




On the pictures you see the excursion group and the people who were counting the migration birds.
I really enjoyed that day sooo much, I did not have a clu that these pictures were taken.  I was Totally "in the birds"

almost summer....

Today we had wind coming out of the North, a little drizzle and sun. The summer is coming!
Here a picture of our farm around 5pm

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Quick visit Panama city 21 and 22th of October 2012

To escape of the weather in Boquete, we went to Panama city, to shop and I had the time to walk on the Ancon hill, beautiful weather, not too much birds.
Ancon Hill, something died.....black and Turkey
Vultures and a big smell!!
Squirrel Cuckoo
a red tailed Squirrel
Iguana

                                                Geoffroy's Tamarin Monkey

I did not have too much time , the birds came out late(around 8.30am), for Panama city it was "cold", maybe that was the reason.
I saw...
black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
ruddy ground Dove
orange chinned Parakeets
Squirrel Cuckoo
rufous tailed Hummingbird
Keel billed Toucans
red crowned Woodpecker
barred Antshrike
social Flycatcher
sulphur bellied Flycatcher
tody Flycatcher
eastern Wood Pewee
lance tailed Manakin
house Wren
clay colored Thrush
black burnian Warbler
yellow Warbler
blue Dacnis
blue gray Tanager
Palm Tanager
crimson backed Tanager
variable Seedeater
great tailed Grackle
tropical Mockingbird
gray breasted Martin

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

mist and rain, it's October

Very typical weather in Boquete, we are almost a week in the mist and rain. In a week... it will be better. We will see the sun again in the morning .
Birds, a lot on the feeder, heard a flock of migrants in our forest, but well I could not see them...mist mist mist.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cat bird on farm

Saw yesterday morning a Catbird on the farm, never saw him on our farm. No picture, I was too late.
The Mew call was really great to hear!
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gray_catbird/sounds

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bird list Holland and a little movie

Here are the birds I saw this time in Holland...
24 Sept. to 3th of October 2011 Haarlem and surroundings
Fuut
Dodaars
Kuifaalscholver
Aalscholver
blauwe Reiger
Knobbelzwaan
grauwe Gans
Nijlgans
Kolganzen
Bergeend
wilde Eend
Krakeend
Smient
wintertaling
Slobeend
Krooneend
Kuifeend
Topper
Tafeleend
Buizerd
Havik
Sperwer
Torenvalk
Fazant
Waterhoen
Meerkoet
Scholekster
Bontbekplevier
Steenloper
Kievit
Drieteenstrandloper
Tureluur
Kokmeeuw
Stormmeeuw
Zilvermeeuw
Grote mantelmeeuw
Grote Stern
noordse Stern (nieuw)
dwerg Stern (nieuw)
Houtduif
Turkse Tortel
Holenduif
Halsbandparkiet
groene Specht
grote bonte Specht
veldleeuwerik
Boomleeuwerik
Boerenzwaluw
Graspieper
Oeverpieper(nieuw)
witte Kwikstaart
grote gele Kwikstaart
Heggemus
Zwartkop
Tjiftjaf
Roodborsttapuit
Merel
Koperwiek(nieuw)
Zanglijster
Staartmees
Koolmees
Pimpelmees
Kuifmees
Boomklever
Vink
Kneu
Huismus
Ringmus
Spreeuw
Vlaamse Gaai
Ekster
Zwarte Kraai
Kauw

I add a little movie of the Dunes ( National park de Kennemer duinen), what a great place!!!
video

2 weird Holland pictures from a Kauw


Kauw (Corvus monedula) with white belly, suppose to be all black....

just Googled(translate it from Dutch to English) ... I found this .... Kauw with white feathers are more common, and usually the cause is hereditary. We call this formation is leucisme or fur. Such color variation (mutation) occurs in many animal species and cause any malfunction in the deposition of pigment in the feathers or hair (think of the cows). This results in random places so colorless (= white) feathers / hair. Because leucisme inherited in one population can occur more than in the other. Leiden is (was) reasonably common in the tooth, which is why these colorful animals in Leiden Leiden chew it were called. But leucisme comes to chewing in other cities. It is certainly not a cross between chewing and magpies. This cross is not possible because both species belong to different and even to different genera. The only similarity is that they both belong to the family of crows include (Corvidae). Hein van Grouw Birds & Mammals Collection Manager National Museum of Natural History Naturalis.
 In Dutch...even gegoogeld... dit vond ik.... kauwen met witte veren komen meer voor, en meestal is de oorzaak erfelijk. Men noemt dit wel leucisme of bontvorming. Een dergelijke kleurafwijking (mutatie) komt bij veel diersoorten voor en deze veroorzaakt een willekeurige storing in de afzetting van pigment in de bevedering of beharing (denk aan de bonte koeien). Hierdoor ontstaan dus op willekeurige plaatsen kleurloze (= witte) veren/haren. Omdat leucisme erfelijk is kan het in de ene populatie meer voorkomen dan in de andere. In Leiden komt (kwam) het redelijk vaak voor bij de kauwen, vandaar dat dergelijke bonte dieren in Leiden wel Leidse kauwen werden genoemd. Maar leucisme bij kauwen komt ook in andere steden voor. Het zijn dus zeker geen kruisingen tussen kauwen en eksters. Deze kruising is ook niet mogelijk omdat beide tot verschillende soorten behoren en zelf tot verschillende genera. De enige overeenkomst is dat zij beide tot de familie van de kraaien behoren (Corvidae). Hein van Grouw Collectiebeheerder Vogels & Zoogdieren Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

2th of October EuroBirdwatch 2011

Date Excursie 2-10-2011 Bird migration excursion: EuroBirdwatch 2011. On Sunday 2 October is the EuroBirdwatch 2011. Start 8.00 uur on parkinglot at Parnassia.

When I read that  I thought, yes I like to see how the birdgroup (www.vwgzkl.nl) is counting the migration birds in the Dunes. And I love to go and hear  and learn more about these migration birds.

The people who are doing that over there, are members of the birdgroup Zuid Kennemerland.
Also they arrange all kind of excursions. This time Johan Stuart was the excursionleader. Realy nice and interesting.

Sjaak and I went very early (7am) on bicycle (1 hour to the spot Parnassia), in the beginning it was cold (9C)and humid, misty. It was beautiful!!! The temperature went up quickly.
Heard also Deer making their maiding sounds, so beautiful.
First I will add pictures of the Dunes , the pictures are taken by Sjaak , my birding pal and brother in law.


Down below a few of my pictures...
This is the point where they count the birds.(Parnassia)
Here you can see what they counted that day.
The excursion, picture above...walking to het Vogelmeer.
(bird lake)

Some pictures  from Sjaak of het vogelmeer (the birdlake)
After the bird excursion we went back there.

Grauwe ganzen (Anser anser)
witte kwikstaart( Motacilla alba)
Dodaars (Podilumbus podiceps) eating a fish

We had a great time!!  
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