Not easy to spot

Hávella – Long-Tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis  (male)

The Long-tailed Duck is a common breeding bird by lakes and ponds in the interior. The breeding time is in July.

The female is almost completely camouflaged on the nest

The female is well hidden on the nest while the male keeps watch not so far away. The nest is very difficult to spot because it matches the surroundings and the female stays perfectly calm. So pay attention to where you walk, tread lightly and carefully.

Keeping watch
The male keeping watch