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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.

3 comments:

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.

Dan

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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