September 27, 2015

Yellowhammer [gulsparv]

A pair of yellowhammers, enjoying the sun. These ones will probably stay for the winter. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 26, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/500.


Northern Wheatear [stenskvätta]

One of the remaining wheatears, hunting for insects. Its black and white tail makes it easy to recognize. Soon, this one will make its long migration to Africa. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 26, 2015.

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

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

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/800.

September 20, 2015

Black-tailed Godwit [rödspov]

One of all these wading birds just passing by, traveling with some ruffs. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 20, 2015.

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

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

Ruff [brushane]

Ramsvikslandet is a good place to spot migrating waders in the autumn. Like these ruffs, accompanied by a black-tailed godwit. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 20, 2015.

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

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/500.

Common Guillemot [sillgrissla]

The common guillemot is a rare guest along this part of the Swedish coast. This one must have blown ashore with the hard winds on Friday. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 20, 2015.

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

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

Common Buzzard [ormvråk]

Today was a great day for raptors; high sky, quite warm, and a wind from north. This buzzard was one of many (and was later chased away by a magpie). Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 20, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/15, 1/500.

Barnacle Goose [vitkindad gås]

At first glance, the barnacle goose look just like the canada goose. However, the white face gives it away, and the barnacles are much more well behaved. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 20, 2015.

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

September 19, 2015

Northern Wheatear [stenskvätta]

It's beautiful, isn't it? Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 19, 2015.

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

Meadow Pipit [ängspiplärka]

I have always found it difficult to get good photos of pipits. Today I was lucky – there were several meadow pipits around, and they willingly stayed on the ground long enough for me to catch them with my camera. On the second one, you can se lots of small flies – there's still plenty of food. On this location, many of the pipits stay all year. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 15, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/500.

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

There are still plenty of wagtails around if you know where to find them. Soon, they will migrate south. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 19, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/800.

Common Linnet [hämpling]

On a distance, but a first for me: two linnets. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 19, 2015.

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

Common Magpie [skata]

One of our resident magpies. This one has a little scar behind the left eye. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on September 4, 2015.

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

September 12, 2015

White Stork [vit stork]

From the archive: Ok, this is in fact a rare bird. This white stork caused quite a stir as it had navigated totally wrong and ended up i Bohuslän during its fall migration. Åbyfjorden, on September 12, 2009.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/160.

September 03, 2015

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

There are still some wagtails around, late migrators that try to take advantage of the late summer and a bath on a gravel road. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on September 3, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/500.

Hooded Crow [kråka] and Jackdaw [kaja]

This time of year, the different crows seem to enjoy each other's company – or, at least, tolerate each other. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on September 3, 2015.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 230mm, f/8, 1/125.