Filip H.A. Claeys

Trekking in Mountainous and Subarctic Regions


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Water and Meadow Birds at “De Westerplas” – bis

Another early evening photo shoot at “De Westerplas” in Sint-Martens-Latem with sightings of mainly the following species:

Canada goose Branta canadensis Canadese gans
Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa Grutto
Common shelduck Tadorna tadorna Bergeend
Grey heron Ardea cinerea Blauwe reiger

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Water and Meadow Birds at “De Westerplas”

In these troubled times, a little walk from home to the small wetland area named “De Westerplas” is luckily still permitted. Among other, the following water and meadow bird species can be observed at this time of the year:

Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa Grutto
Canada goose Branta canadensis Canadese gans
Egyptian goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Nijlgans
Common shelduck Tadorna tadorna Bergeend
Eurasian coot Fulica atra Meerkoet
Stork Ciconia ciconia Ooievaar
Northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus Kievit
Teal duck Anas crecca Wintertaling
Shoveler duck Spatula clypeata Slobeend
Gadwall duck Mareca strepera Krakeend

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Waders at “De Westerplas”

A bit off topic: “De Westerplas” is a small nature reserve in Sint-Martens-Latem, walking distance from my home. Depending on the season, it offers good opportunities for observing waders. Here is a set of pictures taken in May-June 2014:

Pictures > Belgium 2014-06: Westerplas

The species in the pictures are the following:

Black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa Grutto
Canada goose Branta canadensis Canadese gans
Common moorhen Gallinula chloropus Waterhoen
Common shelduck Tadorna tadorna Bergeend
Eurasian coot Fulica atra Meerkoet
Eurasian spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Lepelaar
Great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Aalscholver
Grey heron Ardea cinerea Blauwe reiger
Little egret Egretta garzetta Kleine zilverreiger
Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius Kleine plevier
Northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus Kievit