Chiffchaff

Yesterday saw me visit Maridalen and Nordre Øyeren. Maridalen was extremely quiet although the Black Redstart was still present and attracting a stream of admirers. At Nordre Øyeren the water level is a whole metre higher than normal for this time of the year but there is still shallow water and mud to find and […]

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Goosander

The Goosander is an interesting “saw-billed” Duck that is found on the fast moorland rivers of my county, Devon (UK). They are a very wary and shy bird and if they catch sight of you they will depart immediately. Historically this species has been persecuted and they need to be wary for a good reason. […]

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Merganser Mergus merganser

The Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), also known as a the goosander, is a large-sized duck, which is distributed over Europe, North Asia and North America. North American birds migrate south in small groups to the United States wherever ice free conditions exist on ponds, lakes & rivers; on the west coast, some birds are permanent […]

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