Birds of Het Zwin

Last week, Thomas and I rode out to the coast to visit the Het Zwin Birding Reserve. Thomas was on call – not only on Easter weekend, but also our wedding anniversary. That’s what you get when you’re the new guy… Unfortunately, he was paged and he had to spend half of the time there working on his laptop.

Still, it was a good trip, and we saw lots of new birds.  Half of the park is an open coastline with wild birds and the other half has local species in cages.  All around, we saw storks collecting sticks for their nests.  This is definately a place that we’ll go back to again.

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Pheasant

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White Fronted Goose

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Hooded Crow

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Eagle Owl

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Kestrel

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Crane

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4 Comments on Birds of Het Zwin

  1. Mel
    April 21, 2009 at 1:04 PM (5 years ago)

    Ohhh, neat!

  2. Michaela
    April 21, 2009 at 1:06 PM (5 years ago)

    Great photos… I love white cranes, I don’t get to see those here in Illinois.

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  3. Natalie
    May 18, 2009 at 11:40 PM (5 years ago)

    Speechless.
    Amazing.
    In awe.

  4. Cristina
    July 3, 2009 at 11:59 AM (5 years ago)

    I’m envious! And yet another Belgian gem I never got around to visiting! I’ll definitely make the time this Fall, hope to catch the migratory birds on their way South…