Ducks in Sweden, videos

This video shows common goldeneye ducks in Sweden.

This video shows a male garganey duck in Sweden.

This video shows shoveler ducks (and garganey ducks) in Sweden.

This video shows gadwall ducks in Sweden.

Bluethroats, godwits, ducks

This video shows a bluethroat singing.

On 11 May 2017, I went again to the nature reserve where I had seen Baillon’s crakes years ago. And where I heard and saw a bluethroat sing weeks ago, near the entrance.

Now, near the entrance, I don’t see the bluethroat. Is it hiding in the reedbed? A great cormorant on top of the windmill.

Canada geese swimming.

On a bank, grey lag geese with goslings. Some Canada geese have goslings as well, but smaller ones than their grey lag relatives. Canada geese here nest later than grey lag geese. Because they are used to the colder climate of their country of origin Canada, where spring starts later?

A sedge warbler sings.

Many black-headed gulls.

A reed bunting sings.

Jackdaws. Magpies.

A northern lapwing flies.

Mallard and gadwall ducks swimming.


On islets in the northern lake, herring and lesser black-backed gulls.

Shoveler ducks; tufted ducks; shelducks.

This is a video from Estonia on shelducks, including ducklings.

On a muddy islet, an oystercatcher. On another islet, an Egyptian geese couple.

A redshank lands.

Two sleepy black-tailed godwits stand in shallow water.

A moorhen couple.

I hear from another birdwatcher that today he saw a bluethroat quite far from where I saw that species weeks ago. A bit later, a couple with binoculars sit on a bench, at a different spot again. Why do they sit here? ‘We have heard and seen a bluethroat!’ So, maybe three or even more bluethroat nests in this reserve this spring.

As I walk back along the southern lake, big splashes: it is carp spawning time.

Shoveler ducks in love, spoonbills watch

This 3 May 2017 video shows a shoveler duck couple in love, while spoonbills watch.

Emmanuël Samuël Wijman in the Netherlands made this video.

Shelducks in love, video

This 25 April 2017 video shows two shelduck couples in love.

Marc de Vries in the Netherlands made this video.

Goosander in Sweden, video

This video is about a male and a female goosander in Sweden in March 2011, amidst mallards.

Surf scoter video

This is a surf scoter video. These ducks live in North America.

Mandarin ducks and spring trees

Tree, 28 March 2017

Today, spring in the Netherlands really started with a warm day. Benefiting, eg, this tree.

Mandarin ducks, 28 March 2017

And these mandarin ducks (also near ‘s-Gravenland village).