Peat meadows, grasslands, rapeseed (raapzaad) along waterways draining to the Old Rhine (Oude Rijn) river, in polders with farms and towns bordering the horizon in Holland. Meadow birds, water birds, and migrating birds like the Black-tailed godwit (grutto – Limosa limosa), geese, and common coot (Fulica atra – meerkoet). Film : 20200409 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Western peat meadows with ditches in the polders along the Old Rhine (Oude Rijn) river in the Netherlands. Sound of meadow birds like I guess the Redshank (Tringa totanus – Tureluur). Film : 20200408 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Mute Swan Nesting
Mute swan – dutch ‘knobbelzwaan’ – nesting along a polder waterway in a peat meadow with rapeseed in the Green Heart of Holland, on this first warm spring day , today around 19°C or 66°F. Film : 20200405 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Film : 20200324 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
① memo 20190908 ~ Sound of Polder Irrigation ~ Tractor spraying water on the polder grasslands from a ditch, last Friday recorded with the Sony ECM-B1M Digital Shotgun Microphone, in the Super-directional Mode, with Auto levels and low cut filter on, using both the supplied Sony fuzzy wind screen, plus – in addition as a second layer – another different fuzzy wind screen (previously used on a old Canon DM-100 mic) – the camera is a Sony A7S Mark II.
① memo 20190819 ~ Dam Polder Quay ~ Path on the ‘Dammekade’ quay (from around 1000 AD) bordering the peat grassland area of the Dam Polder around Alphen – one of the first polders in Holland.
① memo 20190709 ~ Pee in the Wind ~ Dam Polder July 2018 Green Heart of Holland.