Sunday, early in the morning I went for the first time to the nature reserve “Brabantse Biesbosch” in The Netherlands. This is a stunning swamp territory that consists of a rather large network of rivers and smaller and larger creeks with islands.
The Biesbosch is an important wetland area for waterfowl and has a rich flora and fauna. It is especially important for migrating geese. Furthermore it is a paradise for all kinds of water birds like grebes, moorhens and wild ducks. The national organization “Agentschap voor Natuur en bos” is the responsible agency in The Netherlands for taking care of national reserves all over the country, they have released Scottish Galloways to graze and maintain the grasslands in a natural way.
I really enjoyed the trip together with passionate nature photographer Gerard Kanters who was able to tell a lot about the history of the area and showed us the best spots for the geese and other birds. Have a look into the animal and panorama sections for the pictures.
See you later, Willi