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From the back this time. I don´t think I have that before.
Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
The first time I saw this one was 2011-06-05 that makes it about 2 weeks old. It looks a bit rugged so it might be changing the first feathers. Probably the first one hatched this year.
NF Photo 110618 at Östra Vingåker
There have been 7 families in the little wetland this year. At least from what I have seen. Most of the nests are now empty but oen is still on it. And that one has been laying there for more then a month. There are not many chicks. One or two per family. I think that is very little. In Storulvån this week we saw a family with 4 chicks.
This little lake is now getting lots of green algeae and I think that is bad. There were also fewer adults there. Last year they left long before the chicks so maybe, if the breeding was unsuccessful, they started the migrating already.
Camera Critters #167
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