Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holland 2016 - 2

From the rivers to the parks. Geese and ducks by the hundreds...

City Park in Kampen. Below 3 Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis, Brandganzen)

An odd collection in Staphorst: among wild and domestic ducks, one female Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea, Casarca)

fem Mandarin Duck (Aix Galericulata, Mandarijn eend)

At first I thought all 3 were female Mandarin Ducks. Up close the one in the middle looked quite different: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa, Caroline eend)


Below some of the old buildings in the city Amersfoort 

There were many Jackdaws (Corvus monedula, Kauw) roaming the streets and gardens, acting like real city birds.

 I don't remember them coming to the towns so much. The seemed to have replaced the Starlings (Sturnus vulgarus, Spreeuw)

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