Purple sandpipers, red knot, eider duck

This video is about birds on and near the IJmuiden jetty.

As I wrote earlier, on 14 April I was on the IJmuiden jetty.

A feral domestic pigeon sitting on a rock. Maybe a storm blew it here from England?

Purple sandpipers, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

Near the end of the pier, we see our first purple sandpipers.

Purple sandpipers and seaweed, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

Purple sandpiper on rock, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

Red knot, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

There is a red knot as well.

Red knot feeding, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

This red knot is not yet red, as it is still in mostly greyish and white winter plumage.

Male eider duck, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

A male eider duck swims close to the pier.

Further away, a velvet scoter swims in the harbour.

Whimbrel, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

As we walk back, a whimbrel.

Whimbrel on jetty, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

Whimbrel still on jetty, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

A migrating sand martin flying.

Great cormorant, IJmuiden, 14 April 2013

A great cormorant.

At the parking lot, a male northern wheatear sitting on a stump.

Rottumerplaat eider ducks: here.

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