Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus) - Photo made at the pier van IJmuiden
Slavonian Grebe | Podiceps auritus

It is very quiet in Birding Netherlands and the best option was a visit to North Holland where a Red-necked Grebe was reported yesterday. This one sat nearby and so there were photo opportunities.

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) - Photo made in the province of Limburg
Green Sandpiper | Tringa ochropus

Occasionally there are reports of the Eurasian Eagle-Owl at the St Pieterberg. Yet another reason to give it a try. At 8 o’clock Jan Verhoeven, Koen Rovers and myself of course drove south.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) - Photo made near Biddinghuizen
Ferruginous Duck | Aythya nyroca

The earlier visited Ferruginous Duck in Tegelen proved to be an escaped specimen and no pure race. A new report of a Ferruginous Duck in Flevoland made us decide to make a visit to Flevoland. Also a visit to the Sallandse Heuvelrug was on the day program.

Light-bellied Brent Goose (Branta hrota) - Photo made at the migration site at Westkapelle
Light-bellied Brent Goose | Branta hrota

The plans for Saturday were all week in favor of the province of Zeeland. The Greater Yellowlegs I needed for the month list and a reported Baikal Teal Friday was an additional motivation.

Siskin (Carduelis spinus) - Photo made in Nunspeet
Siskin | Carduelis spinus

A second attempt this year for the Eurasian Black Grouse followed by a visit to Flevoland. Jan Verhoeven and I left at 7:30 from Uden and drove directly to the Sallandse Heuvelrug where we will meet Alwin.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) Photo made at the Veerse Dam
Red-breasted Merganser | Mergus serrator

With a well-filled yearlist it seemed the best option for a visit to Zeeuws Flanders. Here a Snow Goose and Corn Buntings were reported last week. At 7 o'clock in the morning Alwin Was at my door and together we picked up Koen Rovers, Luuk Wassenberg and Jan Verhoeven.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) - Photo made near Tegelen
Ferruginous Duck | Aythya nyroca

It is quiet in Birding Holland and the best option for today appeared in a Ferruginous Duck at Tegelen and then a search for a Short-eared Owl in Keent.

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) - Photo made at the Oesterdam
Horned Lark | Eremophila alpestris

After some research on the internet it seemed the best option today for a tour for the Bufflehead and the House Crows. We could visit the Lesser White-fronted Geese near Strijen and then head towards the province of Zeeland.