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17 May 2022
Little Ringed Plover | Charadrius dubius | Photo made at the Ezumakeeg Zuid
Little Ringed Plover | Charadrius dubius | Photo made at the Ezumakeeg Zuid

Due to the corona measures, it was not possible to organize the annual event Top of Holland for 2 years. Fortunately, this year it could be held again on May 14. The aim of the Top of Holland is to search for rare species with as many bird watchers as possible. The discoverer of the rarest species also receives a prize. We have been participating for years under the name “Twitch & Go” and we try to get as many varieties as possible, say a Big Day.

21 April 2022
Kamperhoek with sunrise
Kamperhoek with sunrise

The weather forecast for the Easter weekend looked good. Wind from the east with reasonable temperatures every day. Normally this guarantees nice numbers and rarities. Monday and Tuesday before the Easter weekend there had already been significant migration so the expectations for high numbers of birds were somewhat tempered.

23 January 2022
Yellow-billed Loon | Gavia adamsii
Yellow-billed Loon | Gavia adamsii

Alwin Borhem suggested to do a Big Day this coming weekend. The weather forecast was good so why not.

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.

Gull-billed Tern | Gelochelidon nilotica
Gull-billed Tern | Gelochelidon nilotica

Daily blog 2022

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!

16-07-2022
Gull-billed Terns in Oude Pekela

Every year the Gull-billed Terns take a break in their journey to Africa near Oude Pekela. They then rest on a sand excavation together with the newborn chicks. The birds come from Germany where a small population still breeds in the mouth of the Elbe. They usually stay here for a few weeks before moving on to Africa. The chicks are still fed by their parents during migration.