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31 December 2021
Lesser Spotted Eagle | Clanga pomarina | Hank | 2-10-2021
Lesser Spotted Eagle | Clanga pomarina | Hank | 2-10-2021

2021 started under the spell of the Corona virus and we were in a lockdown followed by a curfew that started on January 21 and lasted until April 28.

28 May 2021
Melodious Warbler | Hippolais polyglotta | Photo made in the Maashorst, The Netherlands | 28-05-2021
Melodious Warbler | Hippolais polyglotta

Just like last year, there is again a Melodious Warbler in the Maashorst. We actually had him expected earlier this year but the bad weather will probably be to blame.

18 May 2021
Little Swift | Apus affinis | Photo made near Westkapelle, The Netherlands | 18-05-2021
Little Swift | Apus affinis

On Tuesday morning around 9.30 a report comes in of a real Little Swift flying above the Vroon near Westkapelle. A few days ago there was also a Little Swift near Antwerp that stayed around for 2 days. With this in mind, there was no doubt and the ride to Westkapelle started immediately.

21 April 2021
Marmora's Warbler | Curruca sarda | Photo made near Julianadorp, The Netherlands | 21-04-2021
Marmora's Warbler | Curruca sarda

On April 20, a Ross' Gull was discovered in the jetty of Scheveningen that still counts for our April monthly list. If the bird would be reported again the next day, we wanted to try it. The day went a little different than we had expected.

Lesser Spotted Eagle | Clanga pomarina | Photo made near Hank, The Netherlands | 2-10-2021
Lesser Spotted Eagle | Clanga pomarina

Daily blog 2021

Our daily twitches and short visits are tracked in this blog. Of course the reports are provided with as many photos and possible sound recordings as possible. Enjoy reading!

Lesser Spotted Eagle in Brabant

Zaterdag was Saturday was Euro Birdwatch 2021. An event in which many migration sites in Europe participate. So we could not be missing from our migration site. The weather forecast was not the best but it would remain dry until late afternoon. The count started very quietly, but from 8 o'clock nice groups of Chaffinches and Meadow Pipits started to fly. There was plenty to count all morning and we even saw the first group of Common Buzzards this year.

Highlights 2021