Ewan drove myself, Ads & Paul Bowley and Kev (from Suffolk) to the site, and we also enjoyed the day covering a number of sites where there were other national scarcities.
The channel tunnel from Folkestone was simple enough to Callais at 3.30am (arriving at 4am) and four hours later we arrived at Zwolle, and soon we were enjoying superb views of the Hawk Owl.
Hawk Owl at Zwolle
After an hour of watching the Owl flying around, catch a mouse and posing superbly for scope views, we visited a forest at Hoenderloo, Strijen for some Geese and Den Bommel for a couple of other bits. A couple of White Storks were also seen on one of the many motorways.
Totals below of a great day out with great company as always, despite spending most of my time asleep. Arrived home at 11pm after leaving Peacehaven 24 hours before..........a long but worthwhile day.
Short-toed Treecreeper - 2
Crossbill - 30
Brambling - 100
Lesser White-fronted Geese - 4
Eurasian White-fronted Geese - 200
Barnacle Geese - 10,000
Peregrine - 2
Great White Egret - 8
Goosander - 1 drk
Merlin - 1
Lesser White-fronted Geese at Strijen
Barnacle Geese at Strijel
3 species of Geese coming into roost at Den Bommel