January 20, 2016

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

One of our curious blue tits. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 260mm, f/5.6, 1/30.

January 17, 2016

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

If the blue tit prefers to turn its head away from the camera, what can you do? This one was actually on our balcony rail, much to our cat's amusement.  Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 17, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

Eurasian Nuthatch [nötväcka]

They don't like being disturbed, do they, not on a sunny day like this. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 17, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

Eurasian Siskin [grönsiska]

We have more of the siskins around, now that the temperature has dropped. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 17, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/500.
Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400. 

Eurasian Robin [rödhake]

So curious, but yet so shy. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 17, 2016.

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

January 14, 2016

Busy at our Feeding Station

It's getting colder, and we have lots of more birds at our feeding station. So meet some of our resident blue birds, nuthatches, siskins (this is actually the first week we've had siskins here), great tits and robins. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 13, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

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

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/800.


January 06, 2016

Rough-legged Buzzard [fjällvråk]

I didn't expect to come this close upon rough-legged buzzards today. We went to lake Hornborgasjön to watch the white-tailed and golden eagles that are being fed there during the winter, saw the white-tailed ones at a comfortable distance (for them, not for my camera), and this pair of rough-legged buzzards appeared, much to our surprise and joy. Trandansen, Hornborgasjön, Falköping, January 6, 2016.

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

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

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


January 03, 2016

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

From the archive: Scared of birds? You should be! The harbor, Uddevalla, on January 3, 2015.

Iphone 4, ISO 80, 4mm, f/2.8, 1/187,


Common Blackbird [koltrast]

Today we decorated the fence by the feeding station with wedges of some leftover apples, and all of a sudden there were lots of blackbirds having a feast. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 3, 2016.

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

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.

Great Tit [talgoxe]

Our neighboring great tits are very keen on the lard we put in the coconut, especially on a cold day like today. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 3, 2016. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

January 01, 2016

Western Jackdaw [kaja]

In Uddevalla, the most likely spotting of jackdaws is when they gather for their tour around town at dawn. However, this one was searching for food in one of the parks. Uddevalla, on January 1, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/160.

Tufted Duck [vigg]

In the winger, the tufted ducks are gathering in large numbers. Only saw one today, however, cruising the abandoned marina. Skeppsviken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/25.

Mallard [gräsand]

There are plenty of mallards around. One of those we met today was very, very disappointed we hadn't brought some bread. Skeppsviken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/40.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 210mm, f/5.6, 1/15.

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

A young herring gull, waiting for people to come around to feed the mallards and an opportunity to steal some bread. Skeppsviken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/50. 

Feral Pigeon [tamduva]

Where there are grain, there are pigeons. Like at the silos in the harbor. Uddevalla, on January 1, 2016.

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