Goldeneye


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These two images of a Male and Female Common Goldeneye are from early winter.   I am going through past images because all of my spring photography trips are cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Common Goldeneye (Bucephalus clangula) is a beautiful, readily recognized little duck. In spring and summer they breed in the colder parts of the United States in upper Michigan, Minnesota and Canada.  Goldeneye are cavity nesters. They frequently lay their eggs in abandoned woodpecker holes, natural tree cavities or nest boxes.  In winter they retreat to the warmer areas of the United States in saltwater bays and ice free deep lakes. The Goldeneye is one of the last ducks of the season to head south. They migrate in flocks and are very fast muscular fliers.

The Common Goldeneye has been nicknamed The Whistler because of the loud whistling noise their wings make as they fly.  


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Collection with footage of migratory birds in Sweden

Flying Whooper Swans
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ulbet_square1This collection contains video clips of migratory birds in Sweden. The video show Whooper swans, Common cranes, Graylag geese, Canada geese, Barnacle geese, seagulls, ducks, Goldeneyes and many more species. Some video clips show flock beahvior, others show how the birds are searching for food, swimming, resting, and flying up again to continue their travels. All wildlife footage has been shot in Sweden.
Ulrich Kunst and Bettina Scheidulin
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Bufflehead

Female Bufflehead taking off from water
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Sandy-in-Alaska-100x-100The Bufflehead is one of the fastest ducks in flight that I have ever attempted to photograph, they are like little rockets!. They are very small diving ducks and are a treat to watch. They pop up and down on the water and take off in flight from the water's surface, looking like they are walking on the water. In flight they dart around very rapidly and unpredictably. If you have ever tried to photograph a Kingfisher in flight, the Bufflehead is just as challenging!
Pair of Bufflehead Ducks
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