Gentofte Sø

April

 

The Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) is called: Gransanger in Danish. This species is one of the first of the leaf warblers to arrive to Denmark in spring.

 

This Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) has caught a Perch (Perca fluviatilis). In Danish these are called: Fiskehejre and Aborre.

 

Notice how this Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea) third eyelid (nictitating membrane) is partially closed over the eye to protect the eye from damage that may be caused by the spiny dorsal fin of the perch (Perca fluviatilis) during feeding.

 

In Danish the Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is called: Grønbenet rørhøne.

 

This is a female Common Merganser (Mergus merganser). This species is called: Stor skallesluger in Danish.

 

This male Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) is showing breeding behavior.

A male Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula). This species is called: Troldand in Danish.

The colors will change from different angles. Notice this Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) males head is more purple than green from this angle.

A female Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

The Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is often hunting near this Danish lake. This species is called : Spurvehøg in Denmark.

This Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) is building a nest. This bird species is called: Toppet lappedykker in Danish.

Both the male and female of the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) builds the nest from a combination of leaves from the bottom of the lake and plant particles the find in the surface.

A male Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). This species is called: Egern in Denmark.

Notice the long fur on the ears which is classic for the males of the Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris).

The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is called: Stor flagspætte in Danish.

The Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

A Greylag Goose (Anser anser) biting a gosling. The Greylag Goose is called: Grågås in Denmark.

If you want to see Grey Heron's  (Ardea cinerea) catching fish like Perch (Perca fluviatilis). This lake is perfect. You will find many herons and the water is pretty clear in Spring.

The Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) might have found a easy way to collect nest materials by accident. This species is called: Blishøne in Danish.

A Grey Heron  (Ardea cinerea) looking for new habitat.