Bar-tailed godwit – Rosse Grutto

Bartailed godwit in winter feathers, probing the mud of The Waddensea for something to eat. This picture was taken in the Netherlands but many of these birds fly non-stop from their breeding place on the Arctic coast to New Zealand for the winter. That is more than 10.000 km and that takes them about a week!

Rosse grutto in winterkleed zoekend naar voedsel in een drooggevallen stukje waddenzee. Dit exemplaar is gefotografeerd bij Terschelling, maar de meeste van deze vogels vliegen in één keer door van hun broedplaats in Alaska naar hun overwinterplek in Nieuw Zeeland. Dat is ruin 10.000 km en dat doen ze in ongeveer een week!

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Sunday stills – happiness is…

There are many things that make me happy, but most of them are hard to visualize like beautifull music and perfect silence. And then of course there are those subjects that just are not suitable for a blog like this ;-).
But at this very moment there is one particular thing that makes me happy and that is the notion that I will be going on holiday in a few days time to one of the Dutch Waddensea islands where I go regularly whenever I feel the need to relax and charge my batteries.
Here are some pics I made on my last trip:

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