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Dutch farmland birds

This is a story told in pictures about a group of birds dear to me.

Dutch farmland birds

Late February and flocks of wintering geese are still a common sight.

Dutch farmland birds

Pair of Grey Partridges Perdix perdix in early March.

Dutch farmland birds

Gulls foraging behind a liquid manner spreader in late March.

Dutch farmland birds

Arrival of Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa.

Dutch farmland birds

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus eggs in April.

Dutch farmland birds

Black-tailed Godwit nesting.

Dutch farmland birds

Northern Lapwing chick in late April.

Dutch farmland birds

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos ducklings in late April.

Dutch farmland birds

Tractor working the land accompanied by White Storks Ciconia ciconia and other birds.

Dutch farmland birds

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata on a mowed field in early May.

Dutch farmland birds

Black-tailed Godwit habitat in early May.

Dutch farmland birds

Saved nests...

Dutch farmland birds

Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava overlooking its territory.

Dutch farmland birds

Common Redshank Tringa totanus near its nest in late May.

Dutch farmland birds

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus on its nest.

Dutch farmland birds

Female Northern Lapwing with chicks.

Dutch farmland birds

Male Northern Lapwing in early June.

Dutch farmland birds

Grassland with meadow bird nests after mowing and fertilising in early June.

Dutch farmland birds

Storks and gulls coming to feed.

Dutch farmland birds

Smart-looking Little Owl Athene vidalii.

Dutch farmland birds

Families of Greylag Geese Anser anser in June.

Dutch farmland birds

Adult Black-tailed Godwits on a mowed field in June.

Dutch farmland birds

Protected Eurasian Oystercatcher nest in June.

Dutch farmland birds

Eurasian Oystercatcher alarming.

Dutch farmland birds

Young Black-tailed Godwit in late June.

Dutch farmland birds

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis in summer.

Dutch farmland birds

Grey Partridges in autumn.

Dutch farmland birds

Greater White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons having returned for the winter.

Dutch farmland birds

Northern Lapwings sticking around until it gets too cold.


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Published 27 June 2020