She was carrying a number of mites, which is a common phenomenon and apparently they are not feeding on her per se, rather hitching a lift to her new nest where they will live and feed.
On the meadows were an estimated thousand geese an this few miles walk along the riverside.
Barnacle geese above.
Just one of scores of Great-crested grebe on the river.
A steam tug by the lock in Gorinchem.