Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bird identification

Birds of the Netherlands

(All photographs from the same day!)

One Mr. Mallard












Lady Mallard


















The classic Coot.


















Big White Duck (possibly a goose, nevertheless,
a fearless fearsome bird, attacks at will, doesn't stop for traffic, etc.)


















This is a Brown Loony Bird. (Shy, gentle, swims very fast)














Blue-beaked Gelfing (The less said the better)















A Great Tawny Skeksis














Definitely a pheasant.














A Painted Roc?
Hard to tell without inspecting the webbing on the feet.

3 comments:

  1. Alicia, between you and Bike Snob I'm "ducked" out. Please post some cyclists in their native habitat.

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  2. Big White Duck = farm goose = gans.
    Brown Loony Bird = Great Crested Grebe = fuut.
    Blue-beaked Gelfing = Red-Crested Pochard = krooneend.
    Great Tawny Skeksis = Grey Heron = blauwe reiger
    Painted Roc = Mandarin Duck = mandarijneend.

    Does this help? :-)

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  3. Hi Frits!
    Thanks :)
    Do you mind if I ask you about any other bird that I come across?

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