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Old Monday 14th May 2018, 19:08   #20
lazza
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Next, an early May visit to the Netherlands with work. One of my customers cancelled a meeting last minute, so I had an hour spare to stroll around Noordhollands dunes, also picking up several species in-and-around my meetings:

Schiphol:
10. Tufted duck
11. Marsh harrier*
12. Lapwing

Uitgeest:
13. Barn swallow
14. Common gull - new for NL list
15. Mute swan
16. Blackbird
17. Oystercatcher
18. Common swift
19. Chiffchaff - new for NL list

IJmuiden
20. Lesser black-backed gull - new for NL
21. Goldfinch - seemingly new for NL

The hour in Noorddorp dunes was fantastic, with the woods and dunes buziing with insects and alive with birdsong. Most species seen were new for my (admittedly rather short) Dutch list:
22. Song thrush
23. Common whitethroat - new for NL
24. Blackcap - new for NL
25. Chaffinch
26. Great spotted woodpecker - new for NL
27. Cuckoo* - new for NL
28. Nightingale* - new for NL
29. Willow warbler - new for NL
30. Robin - new for NL
31. Meadow pipit - new for NL
32. Kestrel
33. Linnet - new for NL
34. Stonechat - new for NL
35. Greenfinch - new for NL
36. Crested lark* - new for NL
37. Cormorant - new for NL
38. Sand martin - new for NL
39. Stock dove* - new for NL
40. Woodlark* - new for NL

At Heemskerk, nearby:
41. Ring-necked parakeet - new for NL

At Hoofddorp:
42. Moorhen
43. Great crested grebe

At Schiphol
44. Egyptian goose - new for NL
45. Greylag

* 6 species not on a higher list
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