First ever Dutch long-tailed ducks born


This 2018 video from Alaska is about long-tailed ducks.

As the tweet below here shows, on 27 June 2019 it became known that for the first time ever, long-tailed ducks had nested in the Netherlands. Four ducklings had hatched on an island in the new Marken Wadden nature reserve in the IJsselmeer lake.

A very unusual, southern, site for this mainly Arctic species. The young birds will eat especially mosquitoes, which are plentiful there.

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Shelduck ducklings imitate their mother


This 23 May 2019 video shows shelduck ducklings imitating their mother in looking for underwater food.

Gerco Vos made this video in the Bleiswijkse Fles lake in the Netherlands.