LAKE OF THE BLACK-NECKED GREBE
Lake Hornborga is not only an important place for migratory birds. About 50 different species of birds breed in the surroundings in and around the lake.
That means they mate, build nests and then breed their young hatchlings here. To put it quite simply, in the spring and early summer Lake Hornborga is an exuberant nursery.
One of the lake’s more famous inhabitants, apart from cranes, are a type of bird called grebes. All of Sweden’s five different species of grebes are regularly visible on the lake. The unusual and elegant black-necked grebe nests here. They often build their nests together with the black-headed gulls found on the lake.
The gull is an important bird species around Lake Hornborga. Many other species build their nests in the midst of or near the shrill colonies of the black-headed gulls. In that way they get help protecting their hatchlings and nestlings.
Picture: Black-necked grebe