Birding at Vännervass

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The boardwalk to get to the lake and birding platform on the small island is narrow. Walking through the reeds seem to take forever and then comes an old forest. 
This place is on the far side of the lake and difficult to reach. You certainly don´t want to get dizzy here. 

Mute swan - Knölsvan

There was a few ducks. I could recognice mallards and Eurasian wigeon. Three years ago there was thousands of tehm resting here on the way south. But two years of draught changed everything 😟

This is mostly greylag geese. Frightened by two sea eagles.

 "cormorant village"

White-tailed eagle - Havsörn
Here are the two eagles that stirred up the seabirds. They sit in the trees used by cormorants for nesting. The cormorants are already gone and the nests are empty. It is good that the cormorants are nesting in this remote area of the (still) lake. People don´t need to be disturbed by them.
I really hope it will come more rain to rise the water level or this will be a wetland instead of lake.

© NF Photo 190923


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  1. I envy you those White-tailed Eagles in such close proximity. I join you in your wish for rain to raise back the water levels to where they should be. Weather patterns the world over have changed so greatly.

  2. Hello, This place looks great for birding. It is sad about the drought, but there are still lots of birds to see. Love the ducks, swans and those eagles are awesome. Great post and photos. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment!

  3. How amazing to see the Swan in the wild like that! And you really saw huge flocks of birds there. I would love to go there!

  4. Gotta love wetlands, here in NZ it's good to see that so many farmers in rural areas are planting more greenery and introducing man make water lakes etc.

  5. Incredible numbers. I like the 'sound' of company village.

    Thanks for leaving your link & commenting at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

    1. Thanks for stopping by for a visit at Hootin' Anni's. Your comment is appreciated.

  6. boy, you have to watch where you're going on that board walk

  7. Lovely photographs you've shared :)

    All the best Jan


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