Waterbirds along the Lake

My morning walk along the Lake of the four cantons (Vierwaldstättersee) in Lucerne, Switzerland was great. I was able to take some nice portraits and saw a lot of juvenile birds.

Enjoying the morning sun:

A Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus – Lachmöwe)

A Common Coot (Fulica atra – Blässhuhn)

A resting Mute Swan (Cygnus olor – Höckerschwan)

And the parents feeding their off-springs:

An Eurasian Reed or Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus sp. – Teich- oder Sumpfrohrsänger)

A bunch of juvenile Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos – Stockente) not totally ready for the day yet:

Two stages of the Common Coot. In the second photo you can see that the shield has already developed.

And a female Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina – Kolbenente) with her little one – at most some days old:

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~ by Natalie on August 1, 2012.

2 Responses to “Waterbirds along the Lake”

  1. Great shots, thanks for sharing!

  2. The mute swan is sumputous but I love that small coot too 😉

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