Netherlands - Ducks & Gulls & alike

On this page you will find pictures of ducks and gulls (and alike) photographed by me in The Netherlands.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Red-throated Loon - Roodkeelduiker
  2. Common Loon - IJsduiker
  3. Little Grebe - Dodaars
  4. Red-necked Grebe - Roodhalsfuut
  5. Great Crested Grebe - Fuut
  6. Horned Grebe - Kuifduiker
  7. Eared Grebe - Geoorde Fuut
  8. Mute Swan - Knobbelzwaan
  9. Black Swan - Zwarte Zwaan
  10. Whooper Swan - Wilde Zwaan
  11. Bewick's Swan - Kleine Zwaan
  12. Tundra Bean-goose - Toendrarietgans
  13. Pink-footed Goose - Kleine Rietgans
  14. White-fronted Goose - Kolgans
  15. Lesser White-fronted Goose - Dwerggans
  16. Greylag Goose - Grauwe Gans
  17. Bar-headed Goose - Indische Gans
  18. Snow Goose - Sneeuwgans
  19. Ross' Goose - Ross' Gans 
  20. Ross' Goose - Ross' Gans (Blue phase)
  21. Dark-bellied Brant Goose - Rotgans
  22. Pale-bellied Brant Goose - Witbuikrotgans
  23. Barnacle Goose - Brandgans
  24. Canada Goose - Grote Canadese Gans
  25. Red-breasted Goose - Roodhalsgans
  26. Egyptian Goose - Nijlgans
  27. Ruddy Shelduck - Casarca
  28. Common Shelduck - Bergeend
  29. Mandarin Duck - Mandarijneend
  30. Mallard - Wilde Eend
  31. Red-crested Pochard - Krooneend
  32. Wigeon - Smient
  33. Gadwall - Krakeend
  34. Baikal Teal - Siberische Taling
  35. Garganey - Zomertaling 
  1. Northern Pintail - Pijlstaart
  2. Common Pochard - Tafeleend
  3. Ring-necked Duck - Ringsnaveleend
  4. Ferruginous Duck Ė Witoogeend
  5. Tufted Duck - Kuifeend
  6. Greater Scaup - Toppereend
  7. Common Eider - Eidereend
  8. Long-tailed Duck - IJseend
  9. Surf Scoter - Brilzee-eend
  10. White-winged Scoter - Grote ZeeŽend
  11. Common Goldeneye - Brilduiker
  12. Bufflehead - Buffelkopeend
  13. Smew - Nonnetje
  14. Ruddy Duck - Rosse Stekelstaart
  15. White-headed Duck - Witkopeend
  16. Hooded Merganser - Kokardezaagbek
  17. Red-breasted Merganser - Middelste Zaagbek
  18. Common Merganser - Grote Zaagbek
  19. Common Moorhen - Waterhoen
  20. Eurasian Coot - Meerkoet
  21. Mew Gull - Stormmeeuw
  22. Greater Black-backed Gull - Grote Mantelmeeuw
  23. Glaucous Gull - Grote Burgemeester
  24. Iceland Gull - Kleine Burgemeester
  25. European Herring Gull - Zilvermeeuw
  26. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Kleine Mantelmeeuw
  27. Black-headed Gul - Kokmeeuw
  28. Little Gull - Dwergmeeuw
  29. Black-legged Kittiwake - Drieteenmeeuw
  30. Little Tern - Dwergstern
  31. Black Tern - Zwarte Stern
  32. Common Tern - Visdiefje
  33. Sandwich Tern - Grote Stern
  34. Common Murre - Zeekoet
  35. Black Guillemot - Zwarte Zeekoet
Red-throated Loon
Roodkeelduiker
IJmuiden
2 November 2011
Common Loon
IJsduiker
Harderwijk
21 November 2009
Little Grebe
Dodaars
Lauwersoog
25 February 2005
Red-necked Grebe
Roodhalsfuut
Diependal
31 March 2010

Great Crested Grebe
Fuut
Loosdrecht,
9 July 2010

An adult with a juvenile eating a fish.

Horned Grebe
Kuifduiker
Starrevaart, Leidschendam
21 February 2011
Eared Grebe
Geoorde Fuut
Loosdrecht
20 July 2011
Mute Swan
Knobbelzwaan
Eemnes
7 February 2010
Black Swan
Zwarte Zwaan
Woerden
21 December 2010
Whooper Swan
Wilde Zwaan
Eemnes
7 February 2010
Bewick's Swan
Kleine Zwaan
Eemnes
7 February 2010
Tundra Bean-goose
Toendrarietgans
Biesbosch, Werkendam
9 November 2011

Pink-footed Goose
Kleine Rietgans
Bovenmeent, Hilversum
9 March 2012

White-fronted Goose
Kolgans
Lauwersmeer
9 October 2007
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Dwerggans
Petten
12 March 2010
Greylag Goose
Grauwe Gans
Naardermeer, Bussum
5 March 2015

Bar-headed Goose
Indische Gans
Uiterwaarden, Everdingen
17 April 2013

Snow Goose
Sneeuwgans
Biesbosch, Werkendam
16 January 2012
Ross' Goose
Ross' Gans
Zierikzee
17 January 2010
Ross' Goose
Ross' Gans
Nederhorst den Berg
5 December 2015

This is the quite rare blue phase of the Ross' Goose.

Dark-bellied Brant Goose
Rotgans
Lauwersmeer
13 February 2010

Pale-bellied Brant Goose
Witbuikrotgans
Den Helder
28 December 2010

The white belly of the left one is clearly shown. On the right, a Dark-bellied Brant Goose.

Barnacle Goose
Brandgans
Lauwersoog
25 January 2006
Canada Goose
Grote Canadese Gans
Petten
12 March 2010

Red-breasted Goose
Roodhalsgans
Zierikzee
17 January 2010

Sometimes you can find one in a group of Barnacle Geese!

Egyptian Goose
Nijlgans
Amsterdam
9 June 2006

An adult with a young in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.

Ruddy Shelduck
Casarca
Bovenmeent, Hilversum
28 June 2012
Common Shelduck
Bergeend
Lauwersmeer
12 April 2009
Mandarin Duck
Mandarijneend
Veenhuizen
31 March 2010
Mallard
Wilde Eend
Wijde Blik, Kortenhoef
17 February 2010

Red-crested Pochard
Krooneend
Wijde Blik, Kortenhoef
17 February 2010

Wigeon
Smient
Mijdrecht
9 February 2010

Male and female in the front.

Gadwall
Krakeend
Botshol, Waverveen
15 February 2010

Male and female.

Garganey
Zomertaling
Waverveen
15 April 2010
Northern Pintail
Pijlstaart
Ezumakeeg, Lauwersmeer
25 March 2013
Baikal Teal
Siberische Taling
Almelo
6 February 2010

Common Pochard
Tafeleend
Botshol, Waverveen
15 February 2010

Male and female.

Ring-necked Duck
Ringsnaveleend
Lepelaarsplassen, Almere
7 April 2010
Ferruginous Duck
Witoogeend
Genemuiden
13 February 2010

Tufted Duck
Kuifeend
Loosdrecht
14 February 2009

A male.

Greater Scaup
Toppereend
Wieringermeer
2 April 2010

The five ducks in the front and two in the back are Tufted Ducks (males and females). The Greater Scaup in the middle has a light grey back and is slightly bigger.

Common Eider
Eidereend
Texel
18 April 2012

Males and females.

Long-tailed Duck
IJseend
Huizen
3 February 2006

Surf Scoter
Brilzee-eend
Mokbaai, Texel
18 April 2012

On the right a male Common Eider.

White-winged Scoter
Grote ZeeŽend
Almere
22 March 2015

Surprisingly, I found this scoter in a large group of Tufted Ducks in a fresh water lake.

Common Goldeneye
Brilduiker
Loosdrecht
21 February 2009

A male doing his display ritual.

Bufflehead
Buffelkopeend
Barendrecht
4 March 2011

Smew
Nonnetje
Lauwersoog
25 January 2006

A male.

Ruddy Duck
Rosse Stekelstaart
Starrevaart, Leidschendam
21 February 2011

White-headed Duck
Witkopeend
Nootdorp
11 February 2010

Hooded Merganser
Kokardezaagbek
Genemuiden
13 February 2010

A female.

Red-breasted Merganser
Middelste Zaagbek
Zierikzee
17 January 2010

A male.

Common Merganser
Grote Zaagbek
Loosdrecht
8 February 2009

A male.

Common Moorhen
Waterhoen
Loosdrecht,
26 July 2010
Eurasian Coot
Meerkoet
Wijde Blik, Kortenhoef
17 February 2010
Mew Gull
Stormmeeuw
Oosterscheldekering, Zeeland
12 June 2010

Greater Black-backed Gull
Grote Mantelmeeuw
Texel
5 October 2010

Note the pink legs.

Glaucous Gull
Grote Burgemeester
Den Oever
20 February 2012
Iceland Gull
Kleine Burgemeester
Amsterdam
9 February 2010
European Herring Gull
Zilvermeeuw
Veere
11 June 2010

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Kleine Mantelmeeuw
Texel,
18 April 2012

Note the yellow legs.

Black-headed Gull
Kokmeeuw
Veere
11 June 2010
Little Gull
Dwergmeeuw
Loosdrecht
15 April 2011

Black-legged Kittiwake
Drieteenmeeuw
Brouwersdam
21 January 2012

Little Tern
Dwergstern
Texel
18 April 2012

Together with a Common Tern on the right.

Black Tern
Zwarte Stern
Loosdrecht
15 April 2011
Common Tern
Visdiefje
Bussum
14 April 2009
Sandwich Tern
Grote Stern
Callantsoog
14 August 2009
Common Murre
Zeekoet
IJmuiden
2 November 2011

Black Guillemot
Zwarte Zeekoet
Brouwersdam
23 November 2014

Horrible photo, I know, but it is a very rare bird in Holland.
In summer the bird is mainly black; in winter it is mainly white!

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