11 April 2015

Goldeneye





Goldeneye (male), Sorlampi nature trail 11.4.2015.

Some birds winter in Finland, but most leave
between September and November for southern parts
of the Baltic Sea, the North Sea or Central and
Southern Europe. Thrives well in harsh conditions.
Among the first migratory birds to return to
Finland in March–April. (NatureGate)

I'm linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'.


54 comments:

  1. BeautI full duck...easy to see how he gets his name.

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    1. Thank you, Sallie! He's very handsome.

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  2. Great shots. It's a wonderful little duck isn't it?

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    1. Thank you, David! They're lovely ducks to see.

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  3. Wow....a very, VERY handsome duck!!!

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  4. Grand photos of your Goldeneye Gunilla. Happy weekend to you :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. Such a handsome little fellow :)

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    1. Thank you, Celeste! He's very handsome.

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  6. Great shots - this is another bird I have not seen in a while!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you, Stewart! They're pretty ducks. I saw several yesterday, but this was the only one close enough to get shots of.

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  7. Beautiful markings - I handsome little fellow.

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  8. Upeita kuvia telkästä. Heidän soidinmenoja on tosi mukava seurata näin keväällä.

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    1. Kiitos, Katinka! Näin vain uroksia järvellä. Ovatkohan naaraat jo hautomassa?

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  9. Hello.

    Good feeling works.
    Thank you for your visiting always.

    I wish You all the best.
    Greeting. From Japan, ruma ❃

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  10. All of our wintering Goldeneyes have now left Gunilla. They should be back with you now. I would love to see them in their summer surroundings.

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    1. Thank you, Phil! I found them in two small lakes in the forest yesterday.

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  11. On se hauskannäköinen lintu!
    Huomasin tänään ensimmäistä kertaa tänä keväänä laulujoutsenparin järvellä... siis järven jäällä. :)
    Ihanaa kevättä!

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    1. Kiitos, Sara! Meillä on kyhmyjoutsenia lähijärvellä. Niitä on mukava seurata.

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  12. Stunning the Goldeneye, you have him very well.

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  13. he is a beauty and i really like your header photo

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  14. Hi Gunilla,
    Beautiful pictures of this beautiful duck.
    This I have never seen.

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  15. a really beautiful duck!!!

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  16. Yes they turn up here during that period, but are vary wary and difficult to get close to Gunilla.

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    1. Thank you, Roy! They like their privacy.

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  17. Fine fuglebilder! Her har vi kun hatt fokus på blomster og insekter den siste uken :-)) God ny uke!

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    1. Tack ska du ha! Mycket hinner hända på en vecka nu när det börjar bli varmare. Ha en fin vecka.

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  18. Telkät ovat kivoja kuvauskohteita, ne ovat aika toimeliaita näin keväisin. :)

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  19. What a beautiful duck, I like the shape of his head, the white spot on the head, and the contrast of the white and black with apparently orange-red legs. The ripple patterns on the water are fascinating, too.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! They're handsome fellows.

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  20. Glad you made this sighting, and was able to get such great photos of them!

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  21. det är full fart på dom där nu. Riktigt nöje att se på. :)

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    1. Tack, Monica! Det är spännande att följa med deras bestyr.

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  22. The goldeneye is a beautiful duck and I would also like once again to try to get the picture. Beautiful photos of these glasses diver.

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