March 25, 2018

Common Starling [stare]

Look at the colours! I've actually never seen starlings here before. These must be migrating, taking a short break after crossing the sea. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

 Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/15, 1/2500.

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

Rock Pipit [skärpiplärka]

It's almost perfectly camouflaged, the rock pipit, when it goes hunting for insects in the seaweed. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

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

Common Shelduck [gravand]

A pair of shelducks courting each other. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

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

Great Black-backed Gull [havstrut]

Our largest gull – the great black-backed. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/2500. 

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

This time of year, they have the pier for themselves. The herring gull is our most common gull. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/4000.

Eurasian Oystercatcher [strandskata]

My favourites are back! Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/5000.

Mute swan [knölsvan]

Finally spring, and time to get them feathers in order. Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/20, 1/6000.