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Hungry birds migrating to Nature park De Biesbosch

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DRIMMELEN Birds seem to have a fine nose for finding food. Now that the country has been in the grips of below average temperatures for over two months, birds are finding it difficult to find food in their regular winter habitat with lakes, canals and ditches covered by ice. Dutch forestry service Staatsbosbeheer has spotted unprecedented numbers of birds in the Nature park De Biesbosch, some ways to the southeast of Rotterdam, where the creeks have not yet frozen over. The two-winged migrants includes a flock of about 200 great white herons, large geese and widgeon populations and several dozens of bitterns.