25 March 2014

Merganser







Common merganser or goosander, male, 
in Helsinki 13.3.2014.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.


32 comments:

  1. Lovely captures with the rippling water and reflections!

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  2. Such handsome birds, so well adapted for catching fish. Love the reflections!

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  3. så vackert med olika färger på bakgrunden .Jag får tyvärr inte in mina bilder har försökt flera gånger ,kram Nette

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    1. Tack Nette! Bakgrunden varierar beroende på om det är himlen eller husen som speglas i vattnet. Så synd att du inte får in dina bilder. Jag hoppas att problemen går om. Kram, Gunilla

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  4. Fina bilder på fin fågel!
    Kul med många olika färger på vattnet.
    Hälsningar Pia

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    1. Tusen tack Pia! Vattnet ändrar färg beroende på om det är himlen eller husen som speglas i det. Kram, Gunilla

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  5. Beautiful bird and the water colors and reflections are great too.

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    1. Thank you Mick! The water colours change depending on wat's reflected in it.

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  6. Beautiful photos, I like the coloring of the megansers.

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  7. Beautiful shots of the Mergansers! They are one of my favorites. Have a happy week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen and a happy week to you as well.

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  8. Sie sehen wunderschön aus.

    LG Mathilda ♥

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  9. Love the rippled reflections!
    Lovely shots!

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  10. Enjoy the reflections. Doubling the eye candy......

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  11. Beautiful ducks, mirrored in the water.

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  12. riktigt fina bilder på den hannen. :)

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  13. These are so beautiful. I had heard that there was some 200 of a species of Mergansers near our home, but we have been having exhausting days, and alas I never made it over to see.

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    1. Thank you Mary! I haven't seen the mergansers again. I was lucky to walk by while they were there.

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  14. Hello Gunilla,
    Such a pretty bird is the Merganser. with its fine beak and that touch of red. A nice complement to the black and white colouring. I smile as I look at the photos knowing how busy those little legs and webbed feet are working under the water to create the rich wake as he glides along the water.
    I'm always awed with how the birds cope during your Winter months. I think about the icy cold water, and how my skin would probably turn blue within minutes, and yet birds like the Merganser contentedly swim in such water, or walk about the snow or over the ice, which I couldn't do barefoot. Their constitution certainly is awesome, and fully worthy of deep respect.
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks very much for visiting me again. Very appreciated

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    1. Thank you Magda! The cold doesn't seem to bother them, Most of them have to go further out to sea to find open water during the winter months.

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