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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.