Ruddy shelducks moult in Dutch nature reserve


This is a ruddy shelduck video.

Ruddy shelducks nest in south eastern Europe, central Asia, and, eg, in Morocco.

They very rarely breed in the Netherlands.

However, now there are about 600 birds in the Dutch Natte Hond nature reserve in the Eemmeer lake.

The ducks are there to moult.

Where did they come from? Maybe from Germany, where there is a feral ruddy shelduck population?

UPDATE: in 2012, about 800 ruddy shelducks moulted there.

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  6. Hallo Nico,
    Vorige week hebben we het rondje Zwolle gefietst.
    Wat een prachtige route is dat.
    Onderweg kwamen langs het Vreugderijkerwaard. Wat ontzettend mooi is
    het daar.
    Er zaten heel veel ganzen,eenden,aalscholvers,zilverrijgers en nog veel
    meer.
    Heel apart waren de 2 Casarca,s, te zien op de bijgevoegde foto.
    Omdat dit voor jou bekend gebied is vroegen wij ons af of het dorpje
    vanuit de kijkhut rechts met kerktoren Zalk is.

    Met vriendelijke groet,
    Arnold en Diny Smit
    Raalte

    http://www.nicodehaan.nl/Onieuws/casarcas.jpg

    Nico: klopt, je kijkt daar naar het mooiste dorpje van Nederland: Zalk!

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