Filip H.A. Claeys

Trekking in Mountainous and Subarctic Regions

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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