Birdwatching in the Netherlands – Mainly on Texel and in Delft

 

 


September 18 – 22, 2002

Excursions

Hans Schick
Contact or comments: schick@asca-berlin.de

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Introduction

From September 19 – 21, 2003 I attended a conference in Delft. I used this opportunity to make trips to Texel before and after the conference. Because I did not know how to handle my luggage on the island during the planned bicycle tours I booked a Hotel in Den Helder opposite to the railway station and used the ferry from Den Helder to Texel all the days.

Itinerary
September 18, 2002:
Flight from Berlin to Amsterdam-Shiphol. Rail journey to Den Helder. Crossing from Den Helder to 't Hoorntje on Texel. Cycling from the harbour to the Mokbaai, Den Hoorn, De Burg, and Oudeschild, then back to the harbour of 't Horntje, again crossing to Den Helder, and rail journey to Delft, where I arrived at about 23.00.
September 19, 2002: Conference in Delft.
September 20, 2002: Conference in Delft.
September 21, 2002: Rail journey from Delft to Den Helder. Crossing to Texel and birdwatching in the south-western part of the island. I hired a bicycle in the harbour of 't Horntje and rode to de Geul and Den Horn. Via De Dennen I reached Ecomare. Then I turned back on the Californieweg to the main road N501, cycled via the outskirts of Den Burg back to the harbour and crossed to Den Helder on the mainland.
September 22, 2002: Third crossing from Den Helder to Texel. Drive with a Telekomtaxi from 't Horntje to De Cocksdorp in the most northern part of the island. From there I walked along the coastline to De Schorren. From the Stuifweg I finally used a public bus back to 't Horntje, crossed to Den Helder, took a train to Schiphol Airport and flew back to Berlin.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Nikon Coolpix 4500 in combination with a telescope Swarovski AT 80 HD.

Ornithological literature used
Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most CompleteField Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.

Links to Birding in The Netherlands
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/holland.html


Excursions

18.09.2002, 09:30-11:00
AmsterdamDen Helder, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the train on the journey from Amsterdam to Den Helder.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, 1 of them on farmland, 1 in a ditch.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
6, 4 of them flying, 2 on a ditch.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, swimming on a ditch.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
3, swimming on a ditch.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
50
(at least), on a meadow.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
2, in Heiloo, on the station.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
115
(15 + 100), flying.

18.09.2002, 11:00
Den Helder, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in Den Helder on a walk from the railway station to the harbour.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming on a canal.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
3, 1 of them flying, 2 swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
2, swimming near the beach.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, on a roof.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
3, flying.

18.09.2002, 12:30-14:35
Texel, Mokbaai, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
The following 24 bird species were observed from the dyke top near the tower at the northern edge of the bay. I reached this point from the harbour of ´t Horntje on a bike.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming in shallow water.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
20, landing on the mudflats.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2. These birds were smaller than Spoonbills. Their bills were black.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, on the mudflats.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
13, on the mudflats.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
1, flying.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1000 (at least), on the mudflats.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
12, swimming in shallow water.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
19, swimming in shallow water.
Kestrel (Falco tinínculus, Turmfalke):
2, near the tower.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
200 (at least), on the mudflats.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
1, on the mudflats.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
20, on the mudflats.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
5, on the mudflats.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
1000 (at least), roosting on the mudflats.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
34
, on the mudflats.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
50 (at least), on the mudflats. Only a few of them still with a black belly.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
500 (at least), on the mudflats.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
50 (at least), on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
3, on the mudflats.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, on the roof of a barn.

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View from the shore of the Mokbaai to 't Horntje, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
 (18.09.2002)

18.09.2002, 14:35-15:00
Texel, MokbaaiDen Hoorn, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
From the Mokbaai I cycled along Molwerk and Mokweg to Den Hoorn. The following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, in a ditch.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
2, on the path.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
110
(50 + 20 + 40), on grassland or farmland.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
30, on grassland.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
3 juv., on grassland.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, on grassland.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube): 2, calling.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on farmland.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20, on the road.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20, near a farm.

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Grassland south of Den Hoorn, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(18.09.2002)

18.09.2002, 15:30-16:30
Texel, Den HoornDen Burg, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
From Den Hoorn I cycled along Kleiweg and Hoornderweg to Den Burg. The following bird species were observed.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
40
, on farmland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
7, calling in flight.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
5, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
6, flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on grassland.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20, flying.

18.09.2002, 16:45-17:30
Texel, Oudeschild´t Horntje (harbour), Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
From Den Burg I cycled via Oudeschild back to the harbour of ´t Horntje. – The following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on grassland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
10, on grassland.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
100 (at least), on grassland.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
74 (30 + 24 + 20), swimming near the coastline.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
10 (at least), at the water's edge.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least), on farmland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
20, on grassland.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
4, at the water's edge.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10 (at least), at the dyke.
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
1, swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
6, on farmland.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
50, flying along the dyke.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, at the dyke.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
25, on farmland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
4
, on a roof.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
50, in the harbour of Oudeschild.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
2.

18.09.2002, 17:30-18:00
Texel, Mokbaai, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
The Mokbaai was nearly completely flooded now. – The following bird species were observed in the bay from the dunes west of the harbour.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
2, swimming.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
5, swimming.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
35, in shallow water.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
50, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
150, in shallow water.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
2.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
8.

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The nearly flooded Mokbaai seen from the harbour of 't Horntje, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(18.09.2002)

18.09.2002, 18:00
Texel, Harbour of ´t Horntje, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
14 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the harbour of ´t Horntje.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
9, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
75.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
2.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20 (at least).

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The ferry in the harbour of 't Horntje,
Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(18.09.2002)

18.09.2002, 19:00-20:00
AmsterdamDen Helder, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
16 °C, overcast.
From the train from Den Helder to Amsterdam the following bird species were observed.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
16 (8 + 4 + 2 + 2), on ditches.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), on ditches and canals.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, on a ditch.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
20 (at least), flying.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1000
(at least), flying.

19.09.2002, 08:00-08:30
Delft, town centre, Province Zuid Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
During the walk from the Hotel to the Congress Centre the following bird species were observed in the town centre.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, on a canal.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, at the edge of a canal.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
9, on a canal.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
5, swimming on a canal.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on a lawn.
Jay (Gárrulus glandárius, Eichelhäher):
1, calling.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
5, near the station.

19.09.2002, 11:00
Delft, Congress Centre, Province Zuid Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
In the park around the congress centre the following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on a lawn.
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans):
2, roosting on a pond. – First personal observation.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, on a canal.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
3, on a canal.

20.09.2002, 08:00
Delft, town centre, Province Zuid Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on a post at the edge of a canal.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
7, flying.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
5, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
20 (at least), flying (observed at 16.00 during a city tour).
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
1000 (at least), roosting on trees in the Botanical Garden (observed at 19.30).

21.09.2002, 10:10-11:00
AmsterdamDen Helder, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the train from Amsterdam to Den Helder.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, flying.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
3 (1 + 2), on grassland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
10, on a pond (Wormerveer).
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least), on grassland.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
15, on grassland.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, flying.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, flying.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
17 (12 + 5), on a meadow.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, flying (near Castricum).
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
208
(3 + 200 + 5), flying.

21.09.2002, 15:30-16:00
Texel, Mokbaai, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
18 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the dyke top at the northern edge of the bay.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
50 (at least), roosting on the mudflats.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
5, on the mudflats.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
100 (at least), on the mudflats.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
500 (at least), on the mudflats.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20, swimming in shallow water.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, flying over the bay.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
1000 (at least), roosting on the mudflats.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least).
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
5.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
20 (at least), on the mudflats.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
10 (at least), on the mudflats.

21.09.2002, 16:00-16:40
Texel, De Geul, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
18 °C, sunny.
I cycled from the Mokbaai along the Molwerk to a pond (de Geul) with large reedbeds. The following bird species were observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, on the pond.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
3, on the pond.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, on grassland.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
50, together with 6 Egyptian Geese on grassland.
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus, Nilgans):
6, among about 50 Greylag Geese on grassland.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
50, on the pond.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4, on the pond.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
3, on the pond.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
32, on the pond.
Tufted Duck (Áythya fulígula, Reiherente):
2, on the pond.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
5, on the pond.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
16, flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.

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De Geul – a pond with large reedbeds, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(21.09.2002)

21.09.2002, 17:20-18:30
Texel, Den HoornEcomare, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
18 °C, fair.
From the pond De Geul I cycled via Den Hoorn and De Dennen to Ecomare. The following bird species were observed.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
300, 200 of them on farmland, 100 flying.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least), on farmland.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
200 (at least), on farmland.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
2, on grassland.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, on farmland.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on grassland.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
7, on grassland.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
7
, on farmland.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
5, on farmland.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
30, on farmland.

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Farmland and meadows north of Den Horn, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(21.09.2002)

21.09.2002, 18:30-19:55
Texel, EcomareHarbour of ´t Horntje, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
18 °C, fair.
I cycled from Ecomare via Californieweg to the Pontweg, one of the main roads of the island. From Exit 13 I cycled southwards up to the Harbour of ´t Horntje. – The following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
115, on farmland.
Bar-headed Goose (Anser índicus, Streifengans):
1, among 150 Greylag Geese on farmland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50, on farmland.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
100 (at least), on farmland.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, in shrubs.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
10, on farmland.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1.
Hare (Lepus europáeus, Hase):
1, on farmland.

21.09.2002, 19:55
Texel, Harbour of ´t Horntje, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
16 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the harbour of ´t Horntje.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
1, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
200 (at least).
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
10, on the mole.
Jackdaw (Corvus monédula, Dohle):
100 (at least).

22.09.2002, 09:50-12:00
Texel, De CocksdorpDe SchorrenStuifweg, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
15 °C, overcast.
I went by Telekom Taxi from the Harbour of ´t Horntje to De Cocksdorp. From there I walked to the dyke (Lancasterdijk) and along the coastline to De Schorren. The excursion ended at the Hotel Prins Hendrik near the Stuifweg. There was a bus stop and after about 15 min a bus came and brought me back to the harbour of ´t Horntje. – The following bird species could be observed.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
50 (at least).
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor, Höckerschwan):
2 ad., on a ditch.
Brent Goose (Branta bernicla, Ringelgans):
1, on grassland.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
250, 200 of them on wet grassland, 50 on the sea.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
50, on wet grassland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, on wet grassland.
Common Eider (Somatéria mollíssima, Eiderente):
10, roosting on a mole.
European Oystercatcher (Haemátopus ostrálegus, Austernfischer):
50 (at least), along the coastline.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
20 (at least), along the coastline.
Red Knot (Calídris canútus, Knutt):
4, at the water's edge.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
1, on wet grassland.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
1200, 600 of them on De Schorren, 500 on grassland in the Polder de Eendracht, 100 on farmland.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
5, along the coastline.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
62. 12 of them at the water's edge near the dyke. Photos were taken of some of these birds. Another 50 birds were observed on De Schorren.
Common Gull (Larus canus, Sturmmöwe):
200, on farmland.
Herring Gull (Larus argentátus, Silbermöwe):
500 (at least).
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marínus, Mantelmöwe):
2.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying.

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The lighthouse north of De Cocksdorp, Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(22.09.2002)

22.09.2002, 13:00-13:40
Texel, Mokbaai, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
18 °C, sunny.
From the dunes near the harbour of ´t Horntje the following bird species were observed in the Mokbaai. – Thereafter I left Texel on the board of the ferry at 14.00; from Den Helder, harbour to the railway station: 14.35 to 14.40; Forest Hotel: 14.40; again railway station: 14.45; departure to Amsterdam: 14.57; arrival on Shiphol Airport at 16.30; Departure to Berlin with KLM at 19.15.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
1, on the mudflats. Photos were taken.
Red Knot (Calídris canútus, Knutt):
5, in shallow water.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
100 (at least), in shallow water. Photos were taken.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, on the mudflats. Photos were taken.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, on the mudflats. Photos were taken.

 

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The ferry crossing from Den Helder to 't Horntje,
Texel, Province Noord Holland (The Netherlands)
(22.09.2002)

 

 
     
 

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