20190610 full day bird photography tour

20190610 full day bird photography tour

Central Netherlands Bird Photography
Guide: Rein Genuit
Date: 10 June 2019

Monday morning the 10th of June I meet Sergio from Chili in Amsterdam for a full day of birding. It’s his first visit to the Netherlands so there is a lot to see for him. Near Schiphol we saw a hunting Sparrow Hawk and a Common Buzzard on a lamppost.

After a short drive we arrive in the Groene Jonker. Almost the first bird we see is a Spotted Crake flying up from the path, just a few meters from us, very nice! A Bluethroat is still singing and gives some great views, in the reeds there are several Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings, Sedge Warblers and also a couple of Marsh Warblers.

Looking at that a flight of six Spoonbills is coming along us. On the water and the mud is also plenty to see, Avocets, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Black-necked Grebe and a variety of Ducks as well. Above the reeds there are at least two Marsh Harriers searching for a snack.

After a few hours in this area it’s time to go somewhere else to search for Black Tern and Purple Heron. During a short walk through some woodland we hear Garden Warbler and Blackcap.

From a small dyke we had beautiful sighting on Black Tern, picking insects from the wildflowers, and Purple Heron.

But the day wasn’t over yet, after a short drive we came in a polder landscape. Here we had some great views of Grey Partridge, Skylark and Yellow Wagtail.

Overall it was a good day of birding with good photo opportunities a specially the Black Terns foraging on the flowers was spectacular.

UK NL Latin
Great Crested Grebe Fuut Podiceps cristatus
Black-necked Grebe Geoorde Fuut Podiceps nigricollis
Great Cormorant Aalscholver Phalacrocorax carbo
Grey Heron Blauwe Reiger Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Purperreiger Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Grote Zilverreiger Ardea alba
White Stork Ooievaar Ciconia ciconia
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
Garganey Zomertaling Anas querquedula
Teal Wintertaling Anas crecca
Shoveler Slobeend Anas clypeata
Common Pochard Tafeleend Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Kuifeend Aythya fuligula
Marsh-Harrier Bruine Kiekendief Circus aeruginosus
Sparrowhawk Sperwer Accipiter nisus
Buzzard Buizerd Buteo buteo
Kestrel Torenvalk Falco tinnunculus
Grey Partridge Patrijs Perdix perdix
Spotted Crake Porseleinhoen Porzana porzana
Moorhen Waterhoen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Meerkoet Fulica atra
Oystercatcher Scholekster Haematopus ostralegus
Avocet Kluut Recurvirostra avosetta
Lapwing Kievit Vanellus vanellus
Ringed Plover Bontbekplevier Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Kleine Plevier Charadrius dubius
Black-tailed Godwit Grutto Limosa limosa
Curlew Wulp Numenius arquata
Redshank Tureluur Tringa totanus
Ruff Kemphaan Philomachus pugnax
Herring Gull Zilvermeeuw Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Kleine Mantelmeeuw Larus graellsii
Black-headed Gull Kokmeeuw Larus ridibundus
Mediterranean Gull Zwartkopmeeuw Larus melanocephalus
Common Tern Visdief Sterna hirundo
Black Tern Zwarte Stern Chlidonias niger
Stock Pigeon Holenduif Columba oenas
Wood-Pigeon Houtduif Columba palumbus
Collared-Dove Turkse Tortel Streptopelia decaocto
Cuckoo Koekoek Cuculus canorus
Swift Gierzwaluw Apus apus
Greater Spotted Woodpecker Grote Bonte Specht Dendrocopos major
Sky Lark Veldleeuwerik Alauda arvensis
Sand Martin Oeverzwaluw Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Boerenzwaluw Hirundo rustica
White Wagtail Witte Kwikstaart Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Gele Kwikstaart Motacilla flava
Wren Winterkoning Troglodytes troglodytes
Blackbird Merel Turdus merula
Sedge Warbler Rietzanger Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Reed-Warbler Kleine Karekiet Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Bosrietzanger Acrocephalus palustris
Willow Warbler Fitis Phylloscopus trochilus
Chiffchaff Tjiftjaf Phylloscopus collybita
Blackcap Zwartkop Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Tuinfluiter Sylvia borin
Bluethroat Blauwborst Luscinia cyanecula
Stonechat Roodborsttapuit Saxicola rubicola
Jay Gaai Garrulus glandarius
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
Goldfinch Putter Carduelis carduelis
Reed Bunting Rietgors Emberiza schoeniclus

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