do not mess with this Swan family
Gadwalls show up in winter
some Gray Geese live here year-round, but in winter the numbers increase substantially
since 1975 the Greater Canada Goose lives and breed in the Netherlands
Egyptian geese are considered an invasive species but they happily live and breed here
for some reason Common Terns have short legs
a young Lesser Black-backed Gull feeds on a washed-up fish
a wary Herring Gull peddles away
this Cormorant has swallowed a fishing hook. That does not bode well
Mallards live here year round and are very common
Birds of the uiterwaarden: Water fowl
With their sheltered, nutrient-rich ponds on either side of the Maas, the Hedelse Bovenwaard and Empelse Waard offer plenty of space
for water fowl.
And these feathered swimmers are more than happy to use it. Ducks, geese, swans, coots, moorhen and
grebes live here, breed, give birth and raise their young.
Kingfishers, seagulls and cormorants also feel completely at home here.
winter the floodplains and ponds are a favorite foraging stop for migratory birds such as tufted ducks, gadwalls and shelducks.
a Canon SX70 HS camera to shoot the birds. This device may not always produce super-sharp images, but the extreme focal length
of 1365 mm allows you to get close to the animals from a proper distance.
And with Its relatively small size and low
weight there is no need for a tripod.
The photos are from 2021 onwards.
a Common Kingfisher rests before the next plunge
Coots perform their mating rituals
a male shelduck shows off its colors
a male Tufted Duck with an impressive crest
a Black gull shows off its clean orange webbed feet
young Grebes like to take a ride