July 08, 2020

Common Redstart [rödstjärt]

The redstarts are now somewhat less shy. Lucky me :) Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on July 8, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/8, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/8, 1/125.

June 26, 2020

Common Redstart [rödstjärt]

Our neighbor redstarts are very shy. They love to sit on the fences, however, but if anyone comes close they disappear into the woods immediately. And they sing beautifully! Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on June 26, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/8, 1/400. 


Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/8, 1/200. 

June 18, 2020

Common Redstart [rödstjärt]

It seems as if we have a new neighbors, a family of redstarts! Love these, but they really should try and sit still for a moment so that I can take some better pics ;) Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on June 18, 2020.

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

May 09, 2020

Among the Horses

Starlings and yellow wagtails (first ones on this blog) keeping the horses company – and finding lots of insects around them. Pics from A. Hullsjön nature reserve, Trollhättan, at April 9, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/8, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/8, 1/320.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/8, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/8, 1/320.



April 24, 2020

Eurasian Tree Sparrow [pilfink]

Most of the time, I see these around outdoor restaurants, hoping for leftovers. But not today, this one (one in a group] searched the shrubs for food. Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on April 24, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/8, 1/400. 
 

Eurasian Coot [sothöna]

Cute, but a true bully among other birds. This coot behaved well, however. Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on April 24, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/8, 1/400. 

Black-Headed Gull [skrattmås]

This spring is a strange one, indeed, with fewer occasions for birdwatching than I’m used to. Even a colony of black-headed gulls looks exotic! Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on April 24, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/13, 1/500. 

Red-Necked Grebe [gråhakedopping]

Not my best photo of a bird, and probably not my worst, but I rarely find these red-necked grebes so I just want to show that ”Look, I found another one!”. Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on April 24, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/8, 1/500.

April 19, 2020

Mute Swan [knölsvan]

These mute swans were going way faster than the traffic. Date night at the hotel? Nygårdsängens nature reserve, Vänersborg, on April 19, 2020.

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

Northern Lapwing [tofsvipa]

One of the most elegant birds – the lapwing. Nygårdsängens nature reserve, Vänersborg, on April 19, 2020.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/800.