Growth and more

Northern Wheatear is a typical breeding bird of the dunes of Texel. Especially rabbit holes are favored as nesting sites. With approximately 60 breeding pairs in 2014 (data Ornithological Annual Report Texel 2014) in the dunes on the west side it's a pretty common breeder.


Tapuit / Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, juv, De Tuintjes, De Cocksdorp, Texel, 26-06-2015


Tapuit / Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, juv, De Bollekamer, Den Hoorn, Texel, 06-07-2015

The number of Sandwich Terns at Wagejot and Utopia is huge. Through aerial images is a total of approximately 7,000 pairs counted. With a good reproduction the total number probably is about 20,000 birds!


Grote Sterns / Sandwich Terns, Sterna sandvicensis, adults met juv / adults with juv, Ottersaat, Oudeschild, Texel, 26-06-2013

The past few days at high tide there are standing some 150 Spotted Redshanks at De Bol and about a 1000 Greenshanks at the Slufter. A scarce Marsh Sandpiper shuttles back and forth between these two places. For these waders the breeding season is already over.

The first Golden Plovers have returned from their nesting grounds. Today I had an early Kingfisher at the Bleekersvallei. It is probably a young bird that has left the nesting area and ended up on Texel. This beautiful species breeds unfortunately not on Texel.



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Jos van den Berg is een bekende Texelse vogelaar en fotograaf. Hij is dagelijks in het veld te vinden en schrijft regelmatig een blog over nieuwe vogelsoorten, excursies op Texel en andere wetenswaardigheden.

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