An American Golden Plover is for some days present in the Putten near Schoorle. The bird is in a beautiful plumage and can be viewed and photographed at close range. An opportunity that I do not want to miss. Thursday evening after work I paid a visit to the Putten. Upon arrival, the bird is pretty close and with the sun in the back, the photo session is started.

The Golden Plover is on the search for food and picks occasional fat lug out of the mud. Then he gets disturbed by a territorial Redshank and flies to the other side of the lake. Sorry but I have some nice pictures. The American Golden Plover counts also for the month list.