September 08, 2018

European Golden Plover [ljungpipare]

A new one for me! The golden plover breed way up north, but are now gathering in large flocks flying south. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandets nature reserve, on September 8, 2018. 

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/13, 1/500.
Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/1250.

August 03, 2018

Red Kite [rödglada]

What a nice surprise! I've seen red kites before, but never with a camera in hand and not too far away. So a first one for me on this photo blog! Hornborgasjön on August 2, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/2000.



Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/18, 1/6000. 

House Sparrow [gråsparv]

As far as I can remember, these are house sparrows. Hornborgasjön on August 2, 2018. 

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/25, 1/6000.

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

I'm very fond of wagtails. Who isn't? Hornborgasjön on August 2, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/600. 

Mallard [gräsand]

As we were nearby anyway, we decided to have a quick stop at Hornborgasjön even though it's not birdwatching season. Thanks to the heatwave and draught there is almost no water in the lake, which of course has affected the breeding. These mallards seem to be ok, though. Hornborgasjön on August 2, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/3200. 

June 22, 2018

Spotted Flycatcher [grå flugsnappare]

This is a first for me – the spotted flycatcher. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 22, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Hawfinch [stenknäck]

While the rest of Sweden celebrate midsummer, I celebrate my first pics of the hawfinch. There were several visiting this feeding station in the woods. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 22, 2018.



Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/500.

Great Tit [talgoxe]

You have to take me on my word that these are great tits. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 22, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Great Spotted Woodpecker [större hackspett]

This great spotted woodpecker surely enjoys his peanuts. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 22, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

June 03, 2018

Barn Swallow [ladusvala]

The barn swallow sat patiently on one of the shroud spreaders – until the moment I had focused … I like this pic, though. Stenungstorg, Stenungsund, on June 3, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/600.