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The White-wingers are back!

During yesterday's count I saw a fantastic — and my first — (sub)adult Iceland Gull. A real rarity in the region, with the previous record of a similar bird being more than 4 years ago. Today two Glaucous Gulls turned up. It's clear: the white-wingers are back. And that in combination with a rough sea… What's more to wish for?

Yesterday's count didn't disappoint in other respects as well, with 2 Great Northern Divers, 7 Black-throated Divers, quite a bunch of Chaffinches for the end of November, 500+ Redpoll spec. and a calidus-type Peregrine (which I failed to realise fully until the bird had flown past already, so I have no photos). Today on the other hand, was rather calm, except for the white-wingers.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

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)