2 weeks ago I went to the Oostvaardersplassen. This is a nature reserve of approximately 56km² in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It is a very important wintering area for birds like the Barnacle Goose coming from the far North. We could see this as there were literally thousands of them arriving. It was a spectacular view, especially with the deafening sound they make.

This area is also known for a colony of permanent living spoonbills. I was lucky to find some a make some nice pictures.

Since this is an important wintering area, a lot of duck species can be found here as well, some living here permanently and others again, just for a period of the year.

Besides this, there is also a spot known for the kingfishers. We have visited the spot twice that day and stayed for about 2 hours each time and missed it every time on 15minutes. I’ve made a picture but something is missing I think…

No kingfisher

Have a look to the pictures and hope to see you again.


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