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De Blikken

Zeeland  >  Netherlands

A small nature reserve. The rainwater is kept in the area as much as possible. De Blikken is very easy to see from the surrounding dyke Ringdijk.

Added by Wesley Cox

Description

The abundance of water in De Blikken attracts many ducks and geese in winter. Eurasian Wigeon and Greater White-fronted Goose graze on the banks. Small waders scavenge their food along the muddy banks. In the spring, meadow birds such as Northern Lapwing and Black-tailed Godwit nest here. Hundreds of Black-headed Gull and dozens of Black-necked Grebe and Avocet breed on the centrally located islands. The number of breeding Barnacle Goose is increasing every year.

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Nederlands: De Blikken is een klein natuurgebied waar het water zoveel mogelijk wordt vastgehouden. De overvloed aan water trekt in de winter veel eenden en ganzen aan. Eurasian Wigeon en Greater White-fronted Goose grazen op de oevers. Kleine steltlopers scharrelen hun voedsel langs de modderige oevers. In het voorjaar broeden hier weidevogels zoals Northern Lapwing en Black-tailed Godwit. Honderden Black-headed Gull en tientallen Black-necked Grebe en Avocet broeden op de centraal gelegen eilanden. Het aantal broedende Barnacle Goose neemt elk jaar toe. Vanaf de Ringdijk kun je het gebied goed overzien en er zijn ook twee vogelkijkhutten.

Details

Access

Park at the bottom of the ring dike, from there you can walk to the hut between ground walls and hawthorn hedges.

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Nederlands: Parkeer onder aan de Ringdijk, van daaruit loopt u naar de hut tussen de meidoornhagen.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round, Winter

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Rare species are regularly observed here. The Terek Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Snow Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Wryneck, Red-necked Phalaropehave already been spotted here. In 2012 the very rare Gyrfalconwas observed here.

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Nederlands:  Hier worden regelmatig zeldzame soorten waargenomen. De Terek Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Snow Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Wryneck, Red-necked Phalarope zijn hier al gespot. In 2012 werd hier de zeer zeldzame Gyrfalcon waargenomen.

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