The world is my oystercatcher

As a “water spirit”, the translation of the site’s name “watergeest”, I feel related to birds that thrive at the water’s edge, especially the Oystercatcher. In the Northern parts of Holland this bird is known as “Bonte Piet”. If the world is my oyster, then my site must be an oystercatcher.
Click on the image to see two of my own pictures of oystercatchers, taken on the islands in the north of the Netherlands, the so-called Wadden Islands. “Wadden” is a Dutch word, meaning “mud flats”. The shallow tidal sea between the northern islands and the main land is called Wadden Sea. It is a Unesco nature reserve. In future posts I will show pictures of this beautiful region. If you find this interesting, please subscribe to my newsletter.

Kort samengevat: geen vaderlander heeft mijn blog nog bezocht, dus huppekee, overboord met de volkseigen taal. Ik ga vanaf nu verder in het Engels, met een korte samenvatting in het vaderlands daaronder. Slechts twee foto’s hierbij van Bonte Pieten, want die laten zich lastig fotograferen.

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