I did go to Holland for a very short trip to visit my family..quality time with my family and of course nice moments with the Dutch birds.
I did not have a lot of time for the birds, but I did go a few hours to my favorite spots..landje van Gruyters and the Kennemer Dunes on the bike .
Also in Holland is it molting time and so some confusing and more energy in ID's
Yes yes and a lifer for me in the Dunes...the Firecrest.(Vuurgoudhaan)
I did see before the Goldcrest(Goudhaan), but never the Firecrest, so that was fantastic!
last evening in Holland ...landje van Gruyters:
Eurasian Wigeon (Smienten) ..look at all the feathers on
feathers feathers everywhere..with the orange..northern Shoveler(Slobeend):
45 common Pochards (Tafeleenden):
landje van Gruyters, Noord-Holland, NL Sep 20, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 kilometer(s) Comments: Cloudy 39 species Graylag Goose 60 Probably more.... Canada Goose 11 Mute Swan 6 Egyptian Goose 2 Common Shelduck 2 Gadwall 4 Eurasian Wigeon 6 Mallard 2 Northern Shoveler 3 Garganey 5 Green-winged Teal 9 Tufted Duck 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Great Cormorant 7 Gray Heron 3 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 Eurasian Moorhen 1 Eurasian Coot 3 Black-headed Gull 7 Herring Gull 3 Fly over Great Black-backed Gull 1 Fly over Common Wood-Pigeon 5 Common Kingfisher 1 Eurasian Jay 1 Eurasian Magpie 2 Eurasian Jackdaw 6 Carrion Crow 2 Common House-Martin 6 Eurasian Blue Tit 4 Great Tit 3 Eurasian Nuthatch 1 Eurasian Wren 2 Willow Warbler 2 Common Chiffchaff 8 European Starling 7 Dunnock 4 White Wagtail 5 European Greenfinch 6 House Sparrow 2
great spotted Woodpecker(grote bonte Specht) in the Dunes..
As much as possible ..everything on the bike!