Rest of Europe - Ducks & Gulls & alike

On this page you will find pictures of ducks & gulls (and alike) photographed by me in Europe in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Madeira, Norway, Poland, Scotand, Spain and Turkey.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Great Crested Grebe - Fuut
  2. Northern Fulmar - Noordse Stormvogel
  3. Scopoli's Shearwater - Scopoli's Pijlstormvogel
  4. Cory's Shearwater - Kuhls Pijlstormvogel
  5. Northern Gannet - Jan-Van-Gent
  6. Mute Swan - Knobbelzwaan
  7. Canada Goose - Grote Canadese Gans
  8. Ruddy Shelduck - Casarca
  9. Common Shelduck - Bergeend
  10. Common Teal - Wintertaling
  11. Garganey - Zomertaling
  12. Red-crested Pochard - Krooneend
  13. Tufted Duck - Kuifeend
  14. Common Eider - Eidereend
  15. Common Moorhen - Waterhoen
  16. Eurasian Coot - Meerkoet
  1. Audouin's Gull - Audouinmeeuw
  2. European Herring Gull - Zilvermeeuw
  3. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Kleine Mantelmeeuw
  4. Mediterranean Yellow-legged Gull - Geelpootmeeuw
  5. Atlantic Yellow-legged Gull - Atlantische Geelpootmeeuw
  6. Black-headed Gull - Kokmeeuw
  7. Black-legged Kittiwake - Drieteenmeeuw
  8. White-winged Black Tern - Witvleugelstern
  9. Whiskered Tern - Witwangstern
  10. Arctic Tern - Noordse Stern
  11. Common Tern - Visdiefje
  12. Common Murre - Zeekoet
  13. Spectacled Murre - Gebrilde Zeekoet
  14. Razorbill - Alk
  15. Atlantic Puffin - Papegaaiduiker
Great Crested Grebe
Fuut
Lindau, Bodensee, Germany
12 July 2013
Northern Fulmar
Noordse Stormvogel
North Sea, Norway
20 August 2014
Scopoli's Shearwater
Scopoli's Pijlstormvogel
Aegean Sea between Pathmos and Mykonos, Greece
25 September 2012

Its Atlantic version is called Cory's Shearwater (next photo).
Cory's Shearwater
Kuhls Pijlstormvogel
Madeira
3 November 2013

This shearwater is identifiable by its size, at 45–56 cm in length and with a 112–126 cm wingspan.
It has brownish-grey upperparts, white underparts and a yellowish bill.
The biggest colony is located in Savage Islands, Madeira.
Its Mediterranean version is called Scopoli's Shearwater (previous photo).
Northern Gannet
Jan-Van-Gent
North Sea, Norway
20 August 2014
Mute Swan
Knobbelzwaan
Bregenz, Austria
11 July 2013
Canada Goose
Grote Canadese Gans
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Ruddy Shelduck
Casarca
Lesvos, Greece
25 April 2010
Common Shelduck
Bergeend
Brownsea Island, England
9 August 2009
Common Teal
Wintertaling
Brownsea Island, England
24 October 2009
Garganey
Zomertaling
Lesvos, Greece
4 May 2010
Red-crested Pochard
Krooneend
Marismas del Odiel, Spain
23 May 2015
Tufted Duck
Kuifeend
Copenhagen, Denmark
29 July 2007

Common Eider
Eidereend
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015

Females with their youngs.

Common Moorhen
Waterhoen
Hyde Park, London, England
29 June 2014
Eurasian Coot
Meerkoet
Evian, France
27 June 2005

 

Audouin's Gull
Audouinmeeuw
Mazagón beach, Coto Doñana
Spain
23 October 2015

European Herring Gull
Zilvermeeuw
Miedzyzdroje, Poland
17 August 2012

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Kleine Mantelmeeuw
Oslo, Norway
24 August 2014

Note the yellow legs.

Mediterranean Yellow-legged Gull
Mediterrane Geelpootmeeuw
Istanbul, Turkey
23 September 2012

Atlantic Yellow-legged Gull
Atlantische Geelpootmeeuw
Madeira
31 October 2013

Atlantic Yellow-legged Gulls (Larus michahellis atlantis) usually have darker wings and back by comparison with Mediterranean Yellow-legged Gulls (Larus michahellis michahellis; previous photo), creating a more pronounced contrast to the white parts.

Black-headed Gull
Kokmeeuw
Mainau Island, Bodensee, Germany
9 July 2013

Black-legged Kittiwake
Drieteenmeeuw
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015

White-winged Black Tern
Witvleugelstern
Lesvos, Greece
29 April 2010

Whiskered Tern
Witwangstern
Lesvos, Greece
27 April 2010

Arctic Tern
Noordse Stern
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015

Adult birds show an entire red bill, not with a black tip at the end thereof, like the Common Tern (next photo).

Common Tern
Visdiefje
Lesvos, Greece
6 May 2010

Note the long head, long bill and the black tip at the end of the bill.

Common Murre
Zeekoet
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015
Spectacled Murre
Gebrilde Zeekoet
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015
Razorbill
Alk
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015
Atlantic Puffin
Papegaaiduiker
Isle of May, Scotland
4 June 2015
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