I was on a business trip the last two days and while being whisked around the Maastricht area I took the opportunity to spy on the local bird life. The predominant sights where of Greylag Geese on the wetlands along with Coots. No Raptors at all which was disappointing. However the big sightings where one Great White Egret, one Little Egret and a small (6) flock of Egyptian Geese. Lovely, lovely country. Must organise a return trip with all expenses paid ;¬)
On a previous trip to Spain, just south of Toledo there where literally hundreds of Common Cranes flying around trumpeting. Nice sight indeed. Here's to that being common in this country!