I was woken up this morning by twittering birds. There are lot more birds here in The Netherlands than in Iceland. Maybe because the Dutch don't have nearly as many cats as people in Iceland. When I went to Iceland last time the average number of cats in each place I visited was 2. Here the preferred pet is a smallish dog, almost like a 3/4 size Icelandic sheep dog without the wagging tail and perky ears. In the mornings I cycle past large area where there are always 3-4 people walking their dogs. They are not kept on leash and in spite of possible 1000 Euro fine I've never seen owner pick up their dogs droppings.
Here is a picture of marching ducks from couple of days ago.