After a successful start to the spring season at the Kamperhoek today expectations are high. At 7 o'clock I arrive at the migration site, along the way I was accompanied by dense fog.
It's March and this is the first weekend that I'm counting migrating birds at the Kamperhoek. I am here the coming weekends till about May. At half past eight in the morning I arrive at the migration site and there is no one there.
In the morning I was called by Charles Martens, he reported that the American Herring Gull was again present in the port of Den Oever. A long journey but I decided to go anyway.
Dutchbirding organized a Pelagic trip on Sunday, January 15th from Stellendam. Although the prospects were not favorable, we thought it worthwhile to go.
Saturday I did a go at the Gyrfalcon that is present for a while now in Zeeuws Flanders. The plan was to seek till noon and then cross over to the other islands.
A new year and according to tradition we held a Big Day on New Year's Day. With a smaller team than in previous years, we opted again for the province of Zeeland. At 7.30 I agreed with Alwin to meet him in the village of Made from where we drove further in one car.
There is another year gone and I can look back on a successful year of birding. The Odyssey 2011 trip was certainly the highlight, but the Netherlands were also very interesting.
A Hume's Leaf Warbler was reported in Katwijk which I could not ignore. After that a visit is planned to the Hondsbossche Zeewering in the hope of the Iceland- and Glaucous Gull.