2014/04/05

Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew

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Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew
© NF Photo 140404. Fostorp

This is my favourite bird no. one. I like the coloring of both male and female. The male in its breeding plumage is so graphic with the white and black pattern and the crest on it´s head. There are only this pair in that lake and it is impossible to get close. I walked hidden in the forest but that did not help. They noticed me and took of. They will probably soon continue up north.

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7 comments:

  1. The Smew is a cool bird, I would love to see one in the wild.. Great shots!

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  2. Great photos - the Smew is a bird I had never heard of. It is beautiful.

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  3. Lovely ducks. Good shots!

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  4. One of my favourite species, great shots

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