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A groups of bird species that have a certain bond to wetlands (swamps and waters).

Most waterbirds can do more than other birds. In addition to flying and walking, they can also swim and dive. Some swim entire stretches under water.

Some, however, are in the water, but do not swim.

Wading birds

Wading birds

The most famous are the heron and the stork. The second was almost extinct in the Netherlands in the 1960s, but is increased in population thanks to an initiative in 1969. In the above picture I first saw the Heron after I saw the picture on the computer. The white heron would be a special bird. He has been known since Egyptian times as the bringer of something new, he stands for change. The white heron is a very special...

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Ducks

Ducks

Besides Swans and Geese, Ducks are the most famous Dutch water birds. They come in different types. Ducks radiate tranquility, offer protection and are graceful on the water. They are connected to the earth, air and water. Above a couple wild Ducks males, resting on a branch above water. Under a female with young. Always endearing to watch. After hatching from the egg, they walk and swim. And learn what they need to do to survive. I remember I saw...

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Other water birds

Other water birds

In addition to the well-known water birds, on this post a collection of the other water birds. The Cormorant is a fairly large bird, which stands still for a long time on something standing in the water; this can be a board, but also a stump of wood.  Spritual: It has a "down to earth" mentality. To dry themselves or to warm themselves, they sit on staff with their wings spread. When hunting for food, they can dive to a...

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Swans

Swans

Swans are the largest of the waterbirds. Swans are generally monogamous. The reason: because it works for them! They do the heavy lifting together and both have a higher chance of raising young. It helps if you don't have to spend time and energy every year to find and seduce a partner. They can sleep on the water and even swim with one leg up It strikes me that they are often synchronized in action. White swans look similar, but...

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