20181110 Noord Holland birding tour II

20181110 Noord Holland birding tour II

Noord-Holland Full Day Guided Birding Tour
Guide: Rein Genuit
Date: 10 November 2018

It’s raining a little bit when I meet Barbara in Amsterdam for a full day birding in the northern part of Holland. First we drive to IJmuiden to see some gulls. When we arrive there it has stopped raining but the rather strong wind is not so nice.

On the Beach there are some Greater- and Lesser Black-backed Gulls among with Hering- and Common Gulls. After a short walk on the beach we arrive at the jetty. Here we have good views on Turnstones and Rock Pipit. When a trawler sails into the harbour some nice juvenile Northern Gannets follow in it’s stream hoping for scratch.

On our way back to the car for a warm cup of coffee we bump into a small flock of Yellowhammers, always nice to see this yellow fellows. We received some nice sightings of Menno who's also guiding a tour in the Noord Holland province so we changed our plans.

On our way to some Bohemian Waxwings we had some good views on Eurasian Wigeons and Golden Plovers. Waxwings are not common in Holland, even in winter they are rare but mostly every winter we get some over here. We find the two birds fouraring on berries in the middle of a small village.

Via Whatsapp Menno has send us a Long-eared Owls roost. Owls are always very special but hard to find and see, here we had amazing sights on 12 Long-eared Owls!

Thanks to local contact we hear the news that there are Snow Buntings present. At the shore off the Wadden Sea we find the 10 Snow Buntings and because it’s low tide there are some waders on the mudflats, Dunlings, Red Knots and Grey Plovers.

Time to search for Gooses in the area! Unfortunately there is a hunting party going on what disturbs the birds enormely. But within a few km’s from there we see a nice group of Barnacle Goose and some Brent Goose.

On our way to find some Tundra Bean Goose I hear about a Black-winged Kite thatis found only a five minutes drive from where we are at that moment. So within five minutes we are there but the bird is out of side! what a pity. So we go on with the search for the Bean Gooses but 10 minutes later i receive a call that the Kite is relocated and steady. After a quick drive there we see the bird hovering above a field searching for mice.

At the end of the day we saw the Bean Gooses and a couple of White-fronted Goose so that aim was reached as well.

UK NL Latin
Great Crested Grebe Fuut Podiceps cristatus
Northern Gannet Jan-van-Gent Morus bassanus
Great Cormorant Aalscholver Phalacrocorax carbo
Grey Heron Blauwe Reiger Ardea cinerea
Great Egret Grote Zilverreiger Ardea alba
Mute Swan Knobbelzwaan Cygnus olor
Tundra Bean Goose Toendrarietgans Anser rossicus
White-fronted Goose Kolgans Anser albifrons
Greylag Goose Grauwe Gans Anser anser
Canada Goose Canadese Gans Branta canadensis
Barnacle Goose Brandgans Branta leucopsis
Dark-bellied Brent Rotgans Branta bernicla
Shelduck Bergeend Tadorna tadorna
Wigeon Smient Anas penelope
Mallard Wilde Eend Anas platyrhynchos
Tufted Duck Kuifeend Aythya fuligula
Black-shouldred Kite Grijze Wouw
Buzzard Buizerd Buteo buteo
Kestrel Torenvalk Falco tinnunculus
Coot Meerkoet Fulica atra
Oystercatcher Scholekster Haematopus ostralegus
Lapwing Kievit Vanellus vanellus
Golden-Plover Goudplevier Pluvialis apricaria
Grey Plover Zilverplevier Pluvialis squatarola
Curlew Wulp Numenius arquata
Ruddy Turnstone Steenloper Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Kanoet Calidris canutus
Sanderling Drieteenstrandloper Calidris alba
Dunlin Bonte Strandloper Calidris alpina
Common Gull Stormmeeuw Larus canus
Great Black-backed Gull Grote Mantelmeeuw Larus marinus
Herring Gull Zilvermeeuw Larus argentatus
Caspian Gull Pontische Meeuw Larus cachinans
Lesser Black-backed Gull Kleine Mantelmeeuw Larus graellsii
Black-headed Gull Kokmeeuw Larus ridibundus
Stock Pigeon Holenduif Columba oenas
Wood-Pigeon Houtduif Columba palumbus
Collared-Dove Turkse Tortel Streptopelia decaocto
Long-eared Owl Ransuil Asio otus
Rock Pipit Oeverpieper Anthus petrosus
Goldcrest Goudhaan Regulus regulus
Bohemian Waxwing Pestvogel Bombycilla garrulus
Wren Winterkoning Troglodytes troglodytes
Blackbird Merel Turdus merula
Fieldfare Kramsvogel Turdus pilaris
Redwing Koperwiek Turdus iliacus
Chiffchaff Tjiftjaf Phylloscopus collybita
Robin Roodborst Erithacus rubecula
Great Tit Koolmees Parus major
Blue Tit Pimpelmees Cyanistes caeruleus
Magpie Ekster Pica pica
Jackdaw Kauw Corvus monedula
Carrion Crow Zwarte Kraai Corvus corone
Starling Spreeuw Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow Huismus Passer domesticus
Chaffinch Vink Fringilla coelebs
Yellowhammer Geelgors Emberiza citrinella
Reed Bunting Rietgors Emberiza schoeniclus
Snow Bunting Sneeuwgors Plectrophenax nivalis

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