For Wednesday, May 5 was a trip Lauwersmeer on the program. May is always a good month for this area. Before we would drive to the north, we tried to score a Stone Curlew which was discovered yesterday near Gennep. Alwin had to drive south first. For me this is almost a home game. Early in the morning around 6.15 am I was in the area waiting for Alwin. Nightingales, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and many other birds entertained me with their vocals so the waiting was not a punishment.

The whole week a Surf Scoter was reported at Texel but I had to work.

All week the weather is monitored and it looks good. There is an easterly wind predicted on Saturday and Sunday until noon.

March 27 we were after a mornings counting migrating birds exploring the Oostvaarders lakes......

Early in the morning at 5.30 am I get up and as soon as possible in the car.....