August 20, 2019

Common Buzzard [ormvråk]

A commun buzzard circulated over our parking space this afternoon. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on August 20, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/9, 1/320. 

August 13, 2019

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

They're all over, really, the herring gulls. Pic from A. Rödön marina, Uddevalla, on August 13, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/10, 1/1000. 

August 04, 2019

Most of our field trips are like this …

… we sit quietly at a bench, binoculars in hand, thermos on the side, and watch some birds too far away to tell what they are, really. This time we were lucky, the waders are migrating back south and we saw both curlews and greenshanks. And some white-tailed eagles taking wind (not in pic). Hullsjön, Trollhättan, on August 3, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/800.

July 07, 2019

Black-Throated Loon [storlom]

"Our" loons in the lake in the forest didn't mind today's heavy rains, but patrolled the lake in silence. The more I see of these, the more fond of them I get. Today's pics are from A. Herrestadfjället, Uddevalla, on July 7, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/11, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.





Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.

Common Kestrel [tornfalk]

We were lucky today, and found a kestrel hunting for lunch below the dark clouds. Kissleberg, Uddevalla, on July 7, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/16, 1/1000. 

July 03, 2019

Winchat [buskskvätta]

Dinner is, literary, in the air. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on July 3, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/10, 1/320. 

Eurasian Siskin [grönsiska]

The feeding station at Älje-Porsen nature reserve just outside Uddevalla is re-filled all year around. The siskins love their peanuts! July 3, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/500. 

June 26, 2019

Hooded Crow [kråka]

The somewhat tufted crow – king of our woods. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on June 25, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/14, 1/500.

June 22, 2019

Eurasian Hobby [lärkfalk]

Today, I watched this hobby for hours, and could follow how it cought and ate dragonflies and other insects high up in the air. What a spectacular show! In the third pic, you can find it resting in one of the treetops. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 22, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/14, 1/500.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/14, 1/500.


Pentax K50, ISO Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/14, 1/500.

Winchat [buskskvätta]

In the summer, Älje-Porsen nature reserve just outside Uddevalla is a paradise for winchats. June 22, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/320.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/400.