Coots and Storks

Taking precise photos of birds while in a moving tour bus is not ideal.  The following photos were taken on a rainy morning in Amsterdam.  The area is a small park where Rembrandt would paint.  The pond is named Rembrandt’s pond.  Moorhens Coots were enjoying a morning swim …  But the weather was plenty wet without the pond.

These storks were across the road from Rembrandt’s pond.

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city tour amsterdam morning (92)A nest was nearby high on a pole that I just glimpsed as the bus drove from area.  We saw several nests of this type through out Europe.  In many areas nesting storks were a sign of luck.  Some areas of course additionally believed they brought fertility to the home where they nested.



Further into the tour the guide gave us a heads up to watch for a rather unlikely bird.   A quick click gave a drive by capture of flamingos at another park in Amsterdam.  Bonus shot of the back of Hubby’s head ; )


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The weather was not always the most cooperative for taking pictures of the birds we saw.  Again, being in a moving tour bus made captures even more challenging.

Thanks to Anni for hosting


Wild Bird Wednesday

Thanks to host Stewart M.


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