A first for De Vulkaan

What. A. Day. It already started off very nice with a probable Barn Owl in the morning, but little did I know it would be this good…

Only highlights and some images that pale in comparison with the spectacle of today: 60 000 Chaffinch, 8/9 Short-eared Owls, 89 Great Egrets (for a few hours the new Dutch record), a few groups of Bearded Reedlings, 2 Great Grey Shrikes, 2 Osprey, 2 Richard's Pipits, 3 Olive-backed Pipits, an extremely late Caspian Tern and above all: I discovered the first-ever Pallid Harrier for De Vulkaan (and made good on my promise to do so). What an insane day!

All the results can be found, as usual, on Trektellen.

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus

Great Egret (Ardea alba)