Almost ready to leave the nest - Zaans Rietveld
Just before summer holidays on a nice evening in June I did a short tour around our local birding area. We have a few, but this one is the closest. You can find all sorts of birds, but mainly you’ll find waterbirds. Lately some even have spotted a long-eared owl and a sparrow hawk. More commonly you’ll find besides the waterbirds, goose, seagulls and kestrels, with sometimes a buzzerd.
Looking at the sky and the clouds the sky could lit up in pink an purple, so it was worth waiting for the sun to set as there where no nice shots to be taken at that time. No birds, interesting to speak off, no owl which I secretly hoped for and no other interesting compositions. So I decided to wait and enjoy just being outside.
Walking backing back, with no real sunset to speak of it started to get dusk. Almost when I left the area I saw these three juvenile Eurasian Coots. You could see them thinking … “should we go” or “stay” … :”we are old enough”. I was an interesting site as the mother was also not bothered about the almost grown Coots.
I guess it did not take long after this evening for the Coots to wander off in their new world as they were big enough to survive. Still got some great, but simple shots. I like em, so … enjoy.
All photos below, taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujinon 100-400mm. Click to view larger in a light box and navigate with mouse or arrow keys.