Svalbard long-tailed ducks

Long-tailed duck male, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

5 June 2013. As I wrote, we went back to Adventdalen in Spitsbergen, to see whether the long-tailed duck couple was still swimming in the narrow ice-free channel along the road. They were.

Long-tailed duck male and female, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Sometimes, the male and female duck swam to the east.

Long-tailed duck female and male swimming, Adventdalen, Svalbard, 5 June 2013

Sometimes, they swam to the west. As long as the ice would not break up more, these were the only directions where they could swim.

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