This pond has previously held summering Whooper Swans (sangsvane) and one can hope that the two locations that Whooper Swans have favoured for breeding in Maridalen may one day also host Slavonian Grebes.
As the drizzle started a number of Swallows and House Martins fed low over the water and perched on waterside trees – again in better light and with better equipment I could have taken some mind blowing pictures – instead I took a load of cr*p ;-). I also had Great Spotted Woodpecker nesting right by the path and Grey Wagtails and Spotted Flycatchers – a great site!
|Slavonian Grebe (horndykker). This is presumably the male and often swan with the ear tufts erect and wings hunched up like it was wearing a shawl|
|Swallows (låvesvale) and House Martins (taksvale) taking a rest during the rain|
|White Wagtail (linerle), House Martin and 3 Swallows|
|Dipper with loads of lovely food for its youngsters|