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Visit to the island of Texel.

Category: Holiday pics 2007. | Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 3:19 pm

We left the mainland in Holand and took one of these ferries over to the island. It was a wet and blustery day but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as there was such a variety of bird life to see.



Here are just a few of the species we spotted whilst on the island.

Nesting cormorants.



Black tailed godwit.



Lapwing with three babies.



Greylag goslings, oystercatchers (back left) and shellduck (back right).



Turnstones.



Marsh harrier. Not the best of photographs but I didn't want to scare it off so took the piccie from inside the car.



Best of all - a spoonbill!!



Here are a few more piccies from the island.

The lighthouse at the most northerly point of Texel.


Ina told us that she'd always wanted a plastic cow for her lottie - well look what we found for sale on the island. I must send her a copy of this piccie!!



I just has to take a picture of these too to show you all - every single flower is a flag iris!!! There must have been more than 5 acres of them altogether simply growing wild.



Last but not least a beautiful sunset to finish off a great day.









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Comments

 

toni wrote on Wed May 23, 2007 5:46 pm:


What a great place to visit. I love lighthouses and that one is really cool.

A field of wild Iris, my idea of heaven on earth.
And the sunset is gorgeous.




 

Frank wrote on Wed May 23, 2007 6:09 pm:


Give me that over a sun-drenched paradise any day of the week. A memorable visit I'm sure, thanks for posting Eils.




 

glendann wrote on Wed May 23, 2007 8:17 pm:


Wow!! I love the pictures Eileen,The sunset the lighthouse the field of Irises all of them just geat .Thank ypu so much for letting us enjoy your vacation.




 

daff wrote on Sun May 27, 2007 2:50 pm:


Wonderful pictures Eileen, love the animals, and that sunset ..............




bonsaiguy wrote on Sun May 27, 2007 5:38 pm:


It looks like a very beautiful place I hope you had fun eileen!




 

bethie wrote on Tue May 29, 2007 9:43 pm:


We Finally had time to look at this together. Hubby says "that Eileen SURE knows her birds." They are all just beautiful. Some are like seeing old friends. All beautiful. Great photos. Thanks.





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