20221015 Oostvaardersplassen

Gepubliceerd op 15 oktober 2022 om 14:05

The day started well with a White-tailed Eagle flying straight over the car and then disappeared back into the mist.


On the Kleine Praambult the day was kicked off with a hot cup of coffee. Unfortunately
it was still very misty above the plain, but despite that we soon saw 2 White-tailed Eagles flying that caused the necessary panic in the Greyleg Geese. And not unjustified, because we witnessed a juvenile bird that hit a goose against the ground and started picking.


After this we walked towards bird hide and we soon found ourselves in the middle of a
mixed group with Long-tailed, Willow, Great and Blue Tits, Eurasian Nuthatch and Short-toed


At the bird hide were a number of Northern Shoveler and Common Teals. The highlight was a Red Fox that walked right in front of the hide.


In front of the another bird hide there were many ducks, especially Eurasian Wigeons and
Northern Shoveler, but also a group of about 30 Pied Avocets is worth mentioning. Along the path we regularly came across Firecrests and all around us we heard Redwings and Song Thrushes.


Along the path the distinct call of the Bearded Reedlings, but whatever we tried, we
unfortunately did not get them in sight. The last species we could add was a Common Kingfisher that sat along the dike on the way back to Almere!

  1. Great-crested Grebe
  2. Great Cormorant
  3. Grey Heron
  4. Purple Heron
  5. Great Egret
  6. Mute Swan
  7. Greylag Goose
  8. Barnacle Goose
  9. Common Shelduck
  10. Eurasian Wigeon
  11. Gadwall
  12. Eurasian Teal
  13. Mallard
  14. Northern Pintail
  15. Northern Shoveler
  16. Tufted Duck
  17. White-tailed Eagle
  18. Marsh Harrier
  19. Common Buzzard
  20. Kestrel
  21. Water Rail
  22. Moorhen
  23. Coot
  24. Avocet
  25. Northern Lapwing
  26. Golden Plover
  27. Eurasian Snipe
  28. Spotted Redshank
  29. Green Sandpiper
  30. Ruff
  31. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  32. Herring Gull
  33. Caspian Gull
  34. Yellow-legged Gull
  35. Black-headed Gull
  36. Stock Dove
  37. Wood Pigeon
  38. Common Kingfisher
  39. Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  40. Skylark
  41. Meadow Pipit
  42. Firecrest
  43. Wren
  44. Blackbird
  45. Song Thrush
  46. Redwing
  47. Cetti's Warbler
  48. Chiffchaff
  49. Bearded Reedling
  50. Long-tailed Tit
  51. Willow Tit
  52. Great Tit
  53. Blue Tit
  54. Nuthatch
  55. Short-toed Treecreeper
  56. Eurasian Jay
  57. Magpie
  58. Jackdaw
  59. Carrion Crow
  60. European Starling
  61. Chaffinch
  62. Brambling
  63. Goldfinch
  64. Siskin
  65. Reed Bunting
    *Ring-necked Pheasant
    *Egyptian Goose
    *Canada Goose