May 21, 2018

Great Spotted Woodpecker [större hackspett]

A male great spotted woodpecker, searching for bugs. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on May 21, 2018.

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

May 12, 2018

Common Linnet [hämpling]

The common linnet is a wonderful singer! This one had placed himself on top of a juniper. Grönvik, Ödsmål, on May 11, 2018.

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

Mute Swan [knölsvan]

A young mute swan. Grönvik, Ödsmål, on May 11, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/640.

May 05, 2018

White-tailed Eagle [havsörn]

Two white-tailed eagles playing in the warm winds not too high up in the air. Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/800.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/800.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/800.

Western Marsh Harrier [brun kärrhök]

Hunting. The male western marsh harrier looks like no-one else. Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

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

Northern Lapwing [tofsvipa]

Lapwings in the water, and lapwings in the air. Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/640.

Yellowhammer [gulsparv]

The yellowhammers are not as common as they used to be. Glad to meet several of them today. Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

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


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

Red-backed Shrike [törnskata]

Perhaps not one of my best photos, but a first: the red-backed shrike. Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 260mm, f/5.6, 1/1000.

Common Chaffinch [bofink]

What would spring be like without the chaffinches song? Dättern nature reserve, Vänersnäs, on May 5, 2018.

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


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


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

Common Magpie [skata]

One of our neighbours, posing patiently in the rowan tree. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on May 5, 2018.

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