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Updated European Bird List

Autumn Birding In the Netherlands

With the leaves mostly off the trees I am seeing lots of the winter resident birds here in Nijmegen. I have taken several bike trips to surrounding parks and natural areas and added quite a few species to my European bird list. The Great Tits are numerous, rambunctious, and always a delight as were some Common Crossbills in some local woods and the Bullfinches I recently encountered near while cycling along the River Waal. But my personal highlights were the treecreeper (similar to our brown creeper) out my window and encountering a Black Woodpecker (like our Pileated but jet black with a red head) while cycling in some nearby woods. I was so surprised and amazed by the site I almost fell off my bike.

Here's my updated bird list with some very so-so photos and a video I took this summer.

Atlantic Canary - Tenerife
Alpine Chough - Slovenia
Barn Swallow – Drogheda, Ireland
Barnacle Goose- Stockholm, Sweden
Black Throated Loon - Tyrestra National park
Black Woodpecker - Nijmegen
Blackbird - Longford, Ireland
Berthelot's Pipit - Tenerife
Blue Tit – Arnhem, NL
Blue Chaffinch – Tenerife
Bullfinch - Nijmegen
Chaffinch – Bawnboy, Ireland
Coal Tit – Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Collard Dove – Marken, NL
Common Buzzard - Nijmegen
Common Crossbills - Nijmegen
Common Pheasant – Banagher, Ireland
Common Swift – Dublin, Ireland
Common Tern - Copenhagen
Eurasion Coot – Amsterdam, NL
Eurasion Jay - Brussels, Belgium
Eurasion Kingfisher - Slovenia
Eurasion Nuthatch - Nijmegen, NL
Eurasion Spoonbill - Nijmegen, NL
European Goldfinch - Nijmegen, NL
European Robin - Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Eygptian Goose – Amsterdam, NL
Great Comorant – Dublin, Ireland
Great Crested Grebe – Amsterdam, NL
Great Egret - Nijmegen
Great Spotted Woodpecke - Tyrestra National Park
Great Tit - Nijmegen, NL
Green Finch - Tyrestra National Park
Grey Heron - Dublin, Ireland
Grey Wagtail – Drogheda, Ireland
Greyling Goose - Nijmegen NL
Herring Gull – Drogheda, Ireland
Hooded Crow – Dublin, Ireland
House Martin – Bownboy, Ireland
House Sparrow - Edgeworthtown, Ireland
Jackdaw – Dublin, Ireland
Lapwing – Broek in Water, NL
Lesser White-faced Goose - Nijmegen
Magpie - Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Meadow Pipit - Finse Norway
Mediterranean Gull - Nijmegen, NL
Mute Swan – Dublin, Ireland
Oyster Catcher – near Amsterdam, Netherlands
Peregrine Falcon - Stuttgart, Germany
Red Head - Copenhagen
Ringed Plover- Finse Norway
Rock Dove – Dublin, Ireland
Rook - Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland
Rose-Ringed Parakeet – Amsterdam, NL
Rough Legged Buzzard - Finse Norway
Teal - Nijmegen
Tenerife Blue Tit– Tenerife
Tenerife Kestrel – Tenerife
Treecreeper - Nijmegen
Tufted Duck – Dublin, Ireland
Whinchat - Finse Norway
White Stork – Amsterdam, NL
White/Pied Wagtail – Drogheda, Ireland
White Throated Dipper - Slovenia
Winter Wren - Bawnboy, Ireland
Wood Duck - London
Wood Pigeon - Dublin, Ireland
Wooper Swan - Tyrestra National Park
Yellow Hammer - Tyrestra National Park

Mediterranean Gull - Nijmegen, NL

Great Egret - near Nijmegen

Common Crossbill - near Nijmegen

Great Crested Grebe - Near Nijmegen

Great Cormorant - near Nijmegen

Great Tit - near Nijmegen

I took this video of a Grey Heron fishing in an Amsterdam park in July.

Posted by jim.labbe 13:23 Archived in Netherlands

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Woah Jim! That list is incredible. And happy holidays!

by Susie Philipsen

HI JIm! and Happy New Year! Just letting you know that the link you just sent doesnt work, and I can't seem to get any more recent entry than Nov 26th. I don't know if there is anything you can do about that.
In any case, good to know you're out there. NYEve was exc here. Lampis DJing at PPAA, and lots of good energy.
Except that you seem to be having a great time "out there", it'll be good for Portland that 2010 brings you home. :-)

by megan Pingree

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