2015/04/21

Knipa - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye

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Knipa - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye
© NF Photo 150415

First time I have seen this. Goldeneye mating. The male entered the female and then he grabbed her head and lifted it up. Then he turned to the right and rotated them both two full circles before he let go of her. Her head does not look all that great after that treatment. :)  I have no idea if this is common behavior.

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11 comments:

  1. It is a pretty duck, great captures..

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  2. Great pictures. The Goldeneye is a handsome duck.

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  3. Beautiful ducks. Fascinating captures.

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  4. Handsome looking ducks. Mallards have the same mating behaviour.

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  5. Such interesting captures of this behavior! Really wonderful if somehow a little hard on the female. :-)

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  6. Just so gorgeous they are!

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  7. This is such bizarre behaviour. A dance of joy maybe? Wonderful photos.

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  8. Love seeing all the rituals of spring.

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