This is a ruddy shelduck video.
They very rarely breed in the Netherlands.
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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