Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holland 2016 - 1

A trip to the Netherlands in July resulted in lots of pictures of birds - many juveniles - flowers, butterflies animals and scenery. It's hard to make a choice.
At first the shores of bigger waterways, rivers and canals.

Common Terns (Sterna hirundo, Visdiefjes) on the Waterweg in Maasluis had many chicks to feed

The Waterweg leads to the entrance of Europe: The port of Rotterdam

Adult and juvenile Oyster catcher (Haematopus ostralegus, Scholekster). They seem to have increased in numbers and become less shy. I saw one walking on the road and on top of a building, :-)

Blue Chicory flowers, related to Dandelion

What are they doing here??? (At Monsanto...) 

The Netherlands are strong in their water works. Here just a small example. The impressive bridge across the river IJssel in Kampen opens up every time a river barge passes by. Though many barges are low enough to go underneath.

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