Like all grebes, it builds a nest on the water's edge, since its legs are set very far back and it cannot walk well. Usually two eggs are laid, and the striped young are sometimes carried on the adult's back.
The Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) breeds in Iceland, eastern Greenland, and Svalbard. It is migratory, wintering in northwest Europe. The name is often abbreviated in colloquial usage to Pinkfoot.
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It´s winter. Snow and ice evererywhere you look. What do you do then? Well, grap the camera and photograph ice! Taken with Nikon D3 - 105 mm VR lens, handheld, MF. These worms are alive and even those under the ice were moving.
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In the middle of May, the Kittiwakes gather all kinds of grass for the nest. This is taken in Grimsey, Iceland..In North America, this species is known as the Black-legged Kittiwake in order to differentiate it from the Red-legged Kittiwake, but in Europe, where it is the only member of the genus, it is often known just as Kittiwake.