Afterwards we headed south in the direction of the Yperenplas. Here we saw a group of 200 Black-tailed Godwits. Some Swallows were seen as well. As we drove back to Apeldoorn again we decided to check Bussloo again for the long-staying Red-necked Grebe. It had still been sighted last Sunday. We parked the car on the southern side of the lake and walked towards the place where the bird has been present every time. On our way we had singing Black Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Lesser-spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrests and my first Blackcap of the year. When we arrived at the place I soon located the Grebe. It is almost entirely in summer plumage now! We could observe the bird not too far away and I was able to make some shots.
I'm curious how long this bird will stay at Bussloo!