20190528 full day guided birding at the Oostvaardersplassen

20190528 full day guided birding at the Oostvaardersplassen

Full day at the Oostvaardersplassen
Guide: Joost Bouwmeester
Date: 28 May 2019

Greg from Texas, USA had never visited the Netherlands before so he wanted to see as much as possible. We started early and headed to the Oostvaardersplassen where we arrived there an hour later and started with a beautiful drake Red-crested Pochard.

It started raining but spirits were high. A pair of Linnets foraged on the gras on the parking site as we scanned the area we found loads of Greylag Goose, Great Egrets, Tufted Ducks and Great-crested Grebes. We had a look at the Spoonbill colony and also found a White-tailed Eagle on a huge carp it caught.

The next stop was at one of the bird hides. While we walked towards two Yellow Wagtails of the Scandinavian subspecies

foraged on the grass that had just been cut. From the reed we heard Cetti’s, Sedge, Willow and Reed Warblers joined by the squeaking Water Rail.

It took us about an hour to see all other nice birds in the area like Common Cuckoo, Bluethroat, Barn Swallow, Avocet and a Bearded Reedling for a second.

After lunch at the visitors center we took another walk with Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Marsh, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and a very nice Common Redstart

At our last stop, after almost 13 hours of birding, we got a nice areal show of Black-tailed Godwits and Avocets that took off because an Osprey flew overhead.

UK NL Latin
Great Crested Grebe Fuut Podiceps cristatus
Great Cormorant Aalscholver Phalacrocorax carbo
Grey Heron Blauwe Reiger Ardea cinerea
Great Egret Grote Zilverreiger Ardea alba
Spoonbill Lepelaar Platalea leucorodia
Mute Swan Knobbelzwaan Cygnus olor
Greylag Goose Grauwe Gans Anser anser
Canada Goose Canadese Gans Branta canadensis
Barnacle Goose Brandgans Branta leucopsis
Shelduck Bergeend Tadorna tadorna
Gadwall Krakeend Anas strepera
Mallard Wilde Eend Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Pijlstaart Anas acuta
Shoveler Slobeend Anas clypeata
Red-crested Pochard Krooneend Netta rufina
Common Pochard Tafeleend Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Kuifeend Aythya fuligula
Osprey Visarend Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Eagle Zeearend Haliaeetus albicilla
Marsh-Harrier Bruine Kiekendief Circus aeruginosus
Buzzard Buizerd Buteo buteo
Kestrel Torenvalk Falco tinnunculus
Hobby Boomvalk Falco subbuteo
Water Rail Waterral Rallus aquaticus
Coot Meerkoet Fulica atra
Oystercatcher Scholekster Haematopus ostralegus
Avocet Kluut Recurvirostra avosetta
Lapwing Kievit Vanellus vanellus
Black-tailed Godwit Grutto Limosa limosa
Greenshank Groenpootruiter Tringa nebularia
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
Common Tern Visdief Sterna hirundo
Wood-Pigeon Houtduif Columba palumbus
Cuckoo Koekoek Cuculus canorus
Swift Gierzwaluw Apus apus
Greater Spotted Woodpecker Grote Bonte Specht Dendrocopos major
Sand Martin Oeverzwaluw Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
House Martin Huiszwaluw Delichon urbica
White Wagtail Witte Kwikstaart Motacilla alba
Nordic Yellow Wagtail Noordse Gele Kwikstaart Motacilla thunbergi
Wren Winterkoning Troglodytes troglodytes
Dunnock Heggemus Prunella modularis
Blackbird Merel Turdus merula
Song Thrush Zanglijster Turdus philomelos
Cetti's Warbler Cetti's Zanger Cettia cetti
Sedge Warbler Rietzanger Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Reed-Warbler Kleine Karekiet Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Bosrietzanger Acrocephalus palustris
Icterine Warbler Spotvogel Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Fitis Phylloscopus trochilus
Chiffchaff Tjiftjaf Phylloscopus collybita
Blackcap Zwartkop Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Tuinfluiter Sylvia borin
Whitethroat Grasmus Sylvia communis
Spotted Flycatcher Grauwe Vliegenvanger Muscicapa striata
Bluethroat Blauwborst Luscinia cyanecula
Redstart Gekraagde Roodstaart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Bearded Tit Baardman Panurus biarmicus
Great Tit Koolmees Parus major
Blue Tit Pimpelmees Cyanistes caeruleus
Short-toed Treecreeper Boomkruiper Certhia brachydactyla
Jay Gaai Garrulus glandarius
Magpie Ekster Pica pica
Jackdaw Kauw Corvus monedula
Carrion Crow Zwarte Kraai Corvus corone
Raven Raaf Corvus corax
Starling Spreeuw Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow Huismus Passer domesticus
Chaffinch Vink Fringilla coelebs
Greenfinch Groenling Carduelis chloris
Goldfinch Putter Carduelis carduelis
Linnet Kneu Carduelis cannabina
Reed Bunting Rietgors Emberiza schoeniclus

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