The Dutch island Texel in spring...
In the spring of 2006, I had the opportunity of visiting.
Texel is indeed a beautiful island.
A rough north-werstern wind, temperature about 10 degrees, clear views,
We were not alone though...
This seagull, very common, doesn't it look fine against the blue sky?
One of the finest nature reserves in Holland, the Slufter.
Here, salt and fresh water are continuesly mixed, resulting in a unique eco-system of plants and animals
On the other side of the island, the east coast, there are muddy beaches and shallow salty pools, providing the local birds plenty of food. There I found this beautiful bird, a Yellow Wagtail
At museum and wildlife centre "Ecomare" on Texel, this young gull awaits....
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