Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Netherlands summer 2017: Grebes, Oystercatchers, Tern

More from our summer in the Netherlands 2017, as we stayed about 3 weeks and had plenty of time to go for walks. Many days I walked along the water and I was really hoping to find a mother Grebe with chicks again, but the Waterweg, the busy waterway that runs from the city of Rotterdam west wards to sea was not be a safe place for them.

Great Crested Grebe (Fuut in Dutch)

August was not the right time for displays, but seeing the birds in breeding plumage made me happy.


Taken at a great distance, but there she is, in a small creek: Mum with babies riding on her back 

These were a common sight along the Waterweg:  Oystercatchers (Scholekster)

As well as  Common Tern (Visdief)

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