December 18, 2017

Common Redpoll [gråsiska]

What a nice surprise! We have some redpolls visiting at our feeding station. They are so beautiful with their bright red helmets. Impossible to get a nice pic of, however. Pics from A. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on December 18, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/200.
Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/200.

September 30, 2017

Twite [vinterhämpling]

This is a first for me! Actually, I've got plenty of pics of this particular piece of granite, but usually there's a pipit or a northern wheatear on top. Today a twite had chosen this spot to overlook the salt meadow. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on September 30, 2017.

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

August 16, 2017

House Sparrow [gråsparv]

Outdoor coffee today, and lots of young house sparrows carefully taking care of every crumble. Kungshamn, on August 16, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 190mm, f/8, 1/320.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 190mm, f/8, 1/400.

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

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

On every rooftop along the Swedish west coast: a herring gull. Kungshamn, on August 16, 2017.

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

August 13, 2017

Common Kestrel [tornfalk]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön. Found some very co-operative kestrels. Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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

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

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

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


Osprey [fiskgjuse]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön. Here are lots of ospreys. Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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

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

White-tailed Eagle [havsörn]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön. Among lots of waders we found some white-tailed eagles. Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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



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

Black-Headed Gull [skrattmås]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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

Whooper Swan [sångsvan]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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

Common Crane [trana]

Field trip to Hornborgasjön. Of course there were lots of cranes. Hornborgasjön on August 13, 2017.

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

August 10, 2017

Common Kestrel [tornfalk]

Today we were lucky: suddenly, this kestrel positioned itself in front of us – and stayed put! Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on August 10, 2017.

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

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

Hooded Crow [kråka]

A crow with an attitude. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on August 10, 2017.

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

July 27, 2017

Mallard [gräsand]

Today's only bird that let itself be photographed: a mallard. Sandgrund, Karlstad, on July 27, 2017.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29.2mm, f/4.1, 1/125.

July 16, 2017

Common Pheasant [fasan]

A somewhat unexpected meeting a late afternoon, close to the sea. They are so well camouflaged, aren't they. Sunna Strand, Tjörn, on July 15, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/400.
Pentax K50, ISO 100, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/500.

July 14, 2017

Common Magpie [skata]

A young magpie in a pear tree. Uddevalla, on July 14, 2017.

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

Western Jackdaw [kaja]

Had a lunch date with the jackdaws today. Best lunch company there is. Uddevalla on July 14, 2017.

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

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

July 12, 2017

Northern Wheatear [stenskvätta]

Today´s aim was to listen to the skylarks at Ramsvikslandet, and we did. But we also met lots and lots of wheatears. The young one in the nest I almost stumbled on, I'm afraid, but I tried not to disturb it more than necessary. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on July 12, 2017.

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

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

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

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

Common Gull [fiskmås]

Like the true opportunists they are, the gulls keep a close eye on everything. One never knows when something edible will turn up. Kungshamn on July 12, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 190mm, f/7.1, 1/640.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 260mm, f/7.1, 1/800.

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

With the best view in town. Kungshamn on July 12, 2017.

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

June 27, 2017

Black-Throated Loon [storlom]

If you don't know they are there, you will never be able to spot them. This is one of the magic birds. Herrestadsfjället, Uddevalla, on July 27, 2017.

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

June 20, 2017

Common Blackbird [koltrast]

One of our blackbirds, beak full of food. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on June 20, 2017.

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

June 17, 2017

Pied Flycatcher [svartvit flugsnappare]

A beautiful day for a bath! This is one of our neighbors. Pic from A. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on June 17, 2017.

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

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

June 04, 2017

Winchat [buskskvätta]

A new one for this photo blog: the winchat. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

In and out, in and out, in the ever ending effort to feed their young. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/8, 1/320.

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

I'm not used to see pied wagtails posing on posts like this, but it's a good spot to look for insects. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

Common Crane [trana]

Something scared this pair of cranes. Otherwise we would never have spotted them. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

Common Reed Bunting [sävsparv]

Yes, it's a reed bunting, trying to hide himself. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

Common Chaffinch [bofink]

A chaffinch on display. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

Canada Goose [kanadagås]

Keeping their young ones close. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

Fieldfare [björktrast]

Today, the fieldfares watched us more intensely than we watched them. Älje Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 4, 2017.

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

June 02, 2017

Common Linnet [hämpling]

For once, I got som really nice pics of this little showman: the linnet. Grosshamn, Ramsvikslandet, on June 1, 2017.

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

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

Common Skylark [sånglärka]

The bird with the most beautiful song, often impossible to spot high, high in the sky. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet, on June 1, 2017.

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