Empel, near ’s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)
Keeper: Peter Foolen
Installed: 18 November 2007
Follow the dike along the River Maas, starting from the village Empel
in the direction of the village Gewande. On the road you will come on
your left side to a big pond (‘Wiel’) surrounded by poplars.
In the trees you will see a colony of many cormorants.
When you have arrived at a wayside mark with number 781 go down the
slope of the dike and search around the pond for the letterbox which
is hidden inside the thicket. In the pond are ducks and grebes swimming.
Look out for the kingfisher!
dedicated to Hans Waanders
This is the site Hans Waanders recorded as the beginning of his work
on the kingfisher.