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20 May 2018

Ducklings and a woodpecker


We saw the first ducklings this spring
in Suomenoja this morning: goldeneyes.







Espoonlahti: no cows yet, but we found a
great spotted woodpecker.








Double anemone in our garden.


Wood sorrel


26 comments:

  1. I am trying to remember whether I have ever seen a Common Goldeneye with young and I don’t think I ever have, so your pictures are especially delightful.

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    1. I'm glad I could show them to you, David. The ducklings pretty much take care of themselves even if the mother is usually nearby.

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  2. Great to see the Goldeneye ducklings Gunillia. Have a great week ahead.

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    1. These were the first ducklings I've seen this spring. Enjoy your week.

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  3. A great set of images Gunilla.
    The ducklings are so cute.

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    1. It always feels special to see the first ducklings.

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  4. Hello Gunilla,
    Nice series of the ducklings and the woodpecker.
    The anemone of photo 14 is really great.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. We watched the woodpecker search for food for a while. It's a beautiful bird.

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  5. Hi Gunilla,
    Goldeneyes we can only see during the winter months, so ducklings of this kind I have never seen. The woodpecker is a familiar bird for me. This female has given you good chances to make pictures.
    The flowwrs belong to this part of the year, beautiful.
    Greetings, Kees

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    1. I'm glad I could show you the goldeneye ducklings. I'm not really sure how many there were: they're always moving around and diving and it's difficult to count them.

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  6. ...the woodpecker is lovely, one that I have not seen before, thank you! Enjoy your week.

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    1. It's our most common woodie, but still a joy to see. Have a great week.

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  7. Hi! How are you? It's been a while. Your photos of birda and wild flowers are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm fine, thank you. I haven't been commenting much on blogs lately even though I have read them. I hope you're doing well, too.

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  8. Upeaa. Poikaset ovat niin suloisia.

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    1. Ne ovat niin ihania! Niitä voisi katsella vaikka koko päivän.

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  9. Cute Goldeneyes chicks, and the female Woodpecker, beautiful.

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    1. I love seeing the tiny goldeneyes. They're adorable.

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  10. Magnificent nature shots ~ love the ducks and woodpecker!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you,
    C & Z

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  11. Such a pretty woodpecker, great series!
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. It was wonderful to see the woodie so close by. It's a lovely bird.

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