20240622 Rotterdam

Gepubliceerd op 22 juni 2024 om 11:27

Beverly and Rich ended their Norwegian Cruise in the harbor of Rotterdam. They both had visited the Netherlands before and had some target birds for their Dutch and life list which we tried to see this day.


After I (Menno) had picked up Beverly and Rich from the terminal we first drove to the dunes of Berkheide, Wassenaar. Here we started a walk for songbirds. They sky was full with Swifts and Common- and Lesser Whitethroats were singing. So did Nightingale, Wood Lark, Willow Warbler, Chifchaff, Chaffinch etc.


We briefly stopped at a small woodland for Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper and a very cooperative Firecrest. Another walk at a marshland gave nice views on a Bluethroat, Long-eared Owl and a Kingfisher speeding by.


At the tulip field near Noordwijk we were lucky to find a pair of Grey Partridges with hatchlings before lunch. After that we headed to a wetland near The Hague, Nieuwe Driemanspolder. The lakes were full with aquatic birds including Tufted Duck, Common- and Red-crested Pochard. On the mudflats were Northern Lapwings, Redshanks, Black-tailed Godwits and Little Ringed Plovers.


A report came in of a Common Rosefinch in the dunes which we then tried to relocate but without success. From here we drove to Schiphol to end the day with some Common Kestrels along the road.

  1. Great-crested Grebe
  2. Great Cormorant
  3. Grey Heron
  4. White Stork
  5. Eurasian Spoonbill
  6. Mute Swan
  7. Greylag Goose
  8. Barnacle Goose
  9. Common Shelduck
  10. Gadwall
  11. Mallard
  12. Northern Shoveler
  13. Red-crested Pochard
  14. Common Pochard
  15. Tufted Duck
  16. Marsh Harrier
  17. Sparrowhawk
  18. Common Buzzard
  19. Common Kestrel
  20. Grey Partridge
  21. Water Rail
  22. Moorhen
  23. Coot
  24. Oystercatcher
  25. Avocet
  26. Northern Lapwing
  27. Little Ringed Plover
  28. Black-tailed Godwit
  29. Common Redshank
  30. Common Gull
  31. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  32. Herring Gull
  33. Black-headed Gull
  34. Common Tern
  35. Stock Dove
  36. Wood Pigeon
  37. Collared Dove
  38. Long-eared Owl
  39. Common Swift
  40. Common Kingfisher
  41. Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  42. Wood Lark
  43. House Martin
  44. Barn Swallow
  45. White Wagtail
  46. Yellow Wagtail
  47. Meadow Pipit
  48. Firecrest
  49. Wren
  50. Dunnock
  51. Blackbird
  52. Song Thrush
  53. Cetti's Warbler
  54. Grasshopper Warbler
  55. Sedge Warbler
  56. Reed Warbler
  57. Marsh Warbler
  58. Icterine Warbler
  59. Willow Warbler
  60. Chiffchaff
  61. Blackcap
  62. Garden Warbler
  63. Common Whitethroat
  64. Lesser Whitethroat
  65. Spotted Flycatcher
  66. European Robin
  67. Common Nightingale
  68. Bluethroat
  69. Stonechat
  70. Great Tit
  71. Blue Tit
  72. Nuthatch
  73. Short-toed Treecreeper
  74. Eurasian Jay
  75. Magpie
  76. Jackdaw
  77. Carrion Crow
  78. European Starling
  79. House Sparrow
  80. Chaffinch
  81. Greenfinch
  82. Goldfinch
  83. Linnet
  84. Reed Bunting
    1. *Egyptian Goose
    2. *Ring-necked Parakeet
    3. *Canada Goose