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The Presented pictures of the female common goldeneye were taken in winter during my expedition to Wladyslawowo, Hel. Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture the male common goldeneye, which has more colorful feathering and would make the gallery of that species complete. I will have to wait for it and it will probably take more time, especially that the common goldeneye isn’t a popular duck in our country. Common goldeneyes, similarly to mandarin ducks and common mergansers brood their eggs in tree hollows, sometimes a few meters over the ground. For flying birds this is not a big height, but for the just-hatched nestling of a common goldeneye a jump from that height is highly hazardous. So, during the first 24 hours after the hatching, their parents expect a lot from them. They have to choose between the risky and dangerous jump from a height, followed by taking the way down to a reservoir, where the food is, or starving in the tree hollow. The first day in the world isn’t always carefree for some creatures. Obviously, none of these species carve hollows but they use already carved ones. The common goldeneye’s weight is about 1 kilogram, males don’t go beyond 1.5 kilograms, with a wingspan of about 75 centimeters.
Last minute news - 02/ 2013
Like from the first trip to Hel I have managed to bring pictures of a Common Goldeneye's female, the winter trip to Świnoujście allowed me to bring pictures of a male, and quite a lot of them. Unfortunately, poor lightning and onlookers appearing frequently made the Goldeneyes keep the distance, therefore, I could not take pictures I would like to see in this gallery. And Goldeneye's males and Smews are rather hard to photograph.
Last minute news – 05/ 2013
Two augmentations of the gallery. First, are the pictures taken on the way to an European Green Woodpecker’s watching spot. Second, on a biking trip, goldeneyes were in the roadside pond. Two males and three females. Of course, I didn’t have an appropriate gear with me to take pictures. I came back after three hours and there was only one female left in the pond. However, those few pictures enriched the gallery.
Last minute news  11 -2013
Surprisingly I managed to take a few new pictures of goldeneye and it happened almost in the center of Poznań, strictly speaking on the Warta River flowing through Poznań. Goldeneyes floated among the mallards making it possible for me  to take a few photos. Unfortunately this time light conditions were too bad and lots of pictures turned out to be blurry, despite the high ISO. But, in comparison with those photos published in the gallery they are interesting enough to make me decide to remodel the gallery radically and to show them in news. Welcome.
Last minute news - 12 -2013
Added some pictures. This time does not run rampant goldeneye. I guess after arrival have become less trusting and kept quite far. This place is the same as in the comment above (11/2013).
Last minute news 06/2015
I have uploaded a few pictures of a common goldeneye floating alone not far from the town of Rovaniemi in Finland. Unfortunately the goldeneye was very shy and I did not take many photos.
Last minute news 06/2016 - Mongolia

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Mongolia - introductory text - Pallas's sandgrouse
Birds-new galleries:
1. Pallas's Sandgrouse (T,V),2.Himalayan Vulture (T)3.Pallas's Sea-Eagle.(T)4.Demoiselle Crane(T).5.Upland Buzzard (T). 6.White-winged Scoter (T).7.Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (T).8.Saker falcon.9.Golden Eagle.10.Azure Tit (T,V).11.Horned Lark  (T,V).12.Red-billed Chough (T,V).13.Mongolian Lark (T).14.Mongolian Herring Gull (T,G).15.Bar-headed Goose (T, V).16.Amur Falcon (T,V).17.Rock Sparrow (T,V).18.Pine Bunting (T,V).19.Desert Wheatear (T,V).20. Merlin (T).21.Isabelline Shrike (T).22.White-crowned Penduline-Tit (T,V). 23.Oriental plover (T). 24.Citrine wagtail (T). 25.Greater Sand Plover (T).26.Red-crested pochard (T).27.Daurian redstart (T).28.Eastern marsh harrier (T).29.Swan Goose (T).30.Dusky Warbler.31.Taiga Flycatcher.32.Pacific Swift.33.Thick-billed warbler. 34.Asian brown flycatcher.35.Daurian jackdaw.36. Richard's Pipit.
Mamals-new galleries:
1. Przewalski's Horse (T). 2.Long-tailed ground squirrel (T,V). 3.Mongolian gazelle (T).4. Corsac fox (T).5.Bactrian camel (T).6.Yak (T).7.Bobak Marmot (T).8.Mongolian Pika.
Reptile-new galleries:
1. Variegated toadhead agama. 2. Steppes Ratsnakes (T).
Changes in birds galleries:
1.Cinereous Vulture (T) 2.Black Kite (T,V).3.Buff-browed Warbler(T,G).4.Olive-backed Pipit (T,V).5.Litle Stint (T).6.Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (T).7.Eurasian Hobby(T).8.Siberian Rubythroat (T,V).9.Carrion Crow (T,V).10.Pallas's Leaf Warbler (T).11.Black-winged Stilt. 12.Ruddy Shelduck (T).13.Kentish Plover (T).14.Grey Heron (T).15.Eurasian Hoopoe(T).16.Griffon vulture (T).17.Arctic Warbler.18.Common swift.19.Common Shelduck.20.Whooper swan.21.Bearded vulture(T).22.Lesser Short-toed Lark.23.Steppe eagle.24. Horned grebe.25.White-winged Tern.26.Pied avocet.27.Isabelline wheatear. 28.Ruddy turnstone.29.Cormorant.30.Northern Wheatear.31.Common goldeneye.32.Common redshank.33.Garganey
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