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Thursday, 12 November 2009

A Guest in the River

One day there was this unusal sight in the river. It was definitely not one of the usual mallards, so I had to go home and have a look in my bird book. Arrived at the conclusion that it must be a  Bucephala clangula / Common Goldeneye / knipa. According to my book and Swedish Wikipedia both, it is more common in the north of Sweden, but not so often seen here in the southern parts.


rae said...

How cool! I remember seeing ducks I didn't recognize when I first moved: they fascinated me for months! I never bothered to check what they were, though. You're several steps ahead of me on that!

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...this is really a neat picture. The bird and the slight reflection of it in the water and muted colors..it looks like a painting.


DawnTreader said...

Rae, Dan - Thank you.
I saw the same bird again today in the river - just one, among a lot of mallards, so I'm guessing it is the same individual. Today I was too far away from him to take a photo, though.

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