January 30, 2019

Long-tailed Tit [stjärtmes]

It's been two years since the long-tailed tits paid us a visit. They came with the snow. Hedegärde, Uddevalla January 30, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

January 29, 2019

Eurasian Robin [rödhake]

We've had lots of snow, and our little robin has to work hard to find food. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 29.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 260mm, f/9, 1/200.

January 25, 2019

Common Moorhen [sothöna]

Moorhens are rare guests in Uddevalla, but sometimes they stay for a while during the winter months. We've tried to get a glimpse of this one since shortly after Christmas, but without any luck – until today. And it definately has two legs! Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 25, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/60.

Tufted Duck [vigg]

For once, I came quite close to this cutie, a tufted duck. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 25, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/80.

Mallard [gräsand]

Bottom-up. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 25, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/125.

January 20, 2019

Great Spotted Woodpecker [större hackspett]

King of the woods. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

I tend to forget how cute these blue tits really are. Don't you agree? Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 260mm, f/2, 1/200.

Hooded Crow [kråka]

A clear blue sky makes even the hooded crow look handsome. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2019.

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

January 17, 2019

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

Today it was the blue tit's turn to pose at my container garden. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 17, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 135mm, f/9, 1/50.

January 15, 2019

Great Tit [talgoxe]

Had some visitors today, hoping to find some extra peanuts. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 15, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 260mm, f/9, 1/15. 

January 02, 2019

Hooded Crow [kråka]

Sometimes, even the crows are hard to resist. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 2, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

January 01, 2019

Crested Tit [tofsmes]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: today's best surprise – my very first crested tit. Isn't it cure? Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/40. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/40. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/40. 

Coal Tit [svartmes]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: the second surprise of the day – a coal tit (or perhaps there were two). Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/50. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/80. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/60. 

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 107.5mm, f/9, 1/60. 

European Blue tit [blåmes]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: one of many blue tits. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/80. 

Great Tit [talgoxe]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: one of many great tits. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/9, 1/125. 

Little Grebe [smådopping]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: this is the first time I have managed to get a photo of the little grebe, so I'm quite happy despite the relative distance. Skeppsviken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/9, 1/400. 

Red-brested Merganser [småskrake]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: a nice surprise to find a red-crested merganser. Bäveån, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/800. 

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

Eurasian Coot [sothöna]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: a single coot on patrol along the quay. Bäveån, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

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

Western Jackdaw [kaja]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching – or perhaps the jackdaw keeping an eye at us. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

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

Mallard [gräsand]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: mallards. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/320. 

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

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: One of the most common birds in town this time of year, the herring gull. And a Christmas elk. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 58mm, f/11, 1/125. 

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/10, 1/320. 

House Sparrow [gråsparv]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: a pair of house sparrows taking a bath next to the power station. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/320. 

Feral Pigeon [tamduva]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: one of many feral pigeons hoping for bread crumbs. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 190mm, f/4.5, 1/125. 

Mute Swan [knölsvan]

From our traditional New Year's Day birdwatching: a mute swan begging for food. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 190mm, f/5.6, 1/500. 

Hooded Crow [kråka]

From our traditional New Year's Days birdwatching: a crow, just before the fog disappeared. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 1, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/13, 1/500.