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: