2012/05/22

A few birds this week

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Storskrake - Mergus merganser - Common Merganser/Goosander
NF Photo 120519, Åkforsåns utlopp

This little family saved my day. Hardly any birds anywhere and then I spotted theese in a distance. And luckily they swam my way. They were so fun to watch as they swam upstreams. When any of the hatchlings slacked behind it started to run on the water to get to mom, then jumped up on her back. You should have seen them running the watersurface. So fun. The only bad thing is they were on the other side of the stream so I could not get a closeup. :)

Taltrast - Turdus philomelos - Song Trush

Grå flugsnappare - Muscicapa striata - Spotted Flycatcher

Sävsångare - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus - Sedge Warbler
NF Photo 120521, Näsnaren

I found the song Trush and the Flycatcher in the forest and the Sedge Warbler sang loudly in the reed and bush at the water edge.
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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Great series of photos but I definitely like the Merganser and young ones best!

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  3. Herlig serie. SååÅ mange unger på laksanda, - har den lån tro?
    Happy WBW til deg!

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  4. Cute merganzer family!
    Love the warbler in the leaves - a lovely shot!

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  5. How cool, the first shot is amazing. What a big family of Merganser. So cute. Wonderful birds and photos.

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  6. The Common Mergansers migrate through our area every spring, but I have never had the privilege of seeing their hatchlings until today. So adorable and I am happy for you that you got to see them interacting as a family. Thank you for this experience.

    Andrea @ FRom The Sol

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  7. Wonderful share and the entry image is grand!

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  8. Hej!
    Massor av härliga fågelbilder som vanligt. Första bilden är ju bara för bra, det ser ju så härligt ut med dessa små.
    Ha en fin dag!
    /Ingemar

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  9. I've never seen a merganser family. What a great image :)

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  10. I am so glad i found your site. Fantastic photos - thank you!!

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