This video is about birds on and near the IJmuiden jetty.
A feral domestic pigeon sitting on a rock. Maybe a storm blew it here from England?
Near the end of the pier, we see our first purple sandpipers.
There is a red knot as well.
This red knot is not yet red, as it is still in mostly greyish and white winter plumage.
A male eider duck swims close to the pier.
Further away, a velvet scoter swims in the harbour.
As we walk back, a whimbrel.
A migrating sand martin flying.
A great cormorant.
At the parking lot, a male northern wheatear sitting on a stump.
Rottumerplaat eider ducks: here.
- Common Eider (birdingnh.com)
- Turnstones, oystercatchers, willow warbler (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Eiders down (peeriepics.wordpress.com)
- Eiders and divers (breffnimartin.wordpress.com)
- Sea level rise threatens birds (sciencealert.com.au)