April 22, 2019

Black-Throated Loon [storlom]

Today, there were no chance of missing them – we heard them long before we were even close to the lake. "Our" black-throated loons are back from their winter quarters. At least three of them on the lake this year (a fourth perhaps already on eggs?), which caused some rivalry. Herrestadsfjället, Uddevalla, on April 22, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1(800. 


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/800. 


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

April 07, 2019

Red-necked Grebe [gråhakedopping]

From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: red-necked grebes – some very fond of each, others not. I've seen this grebe once before, but these are my first pictures of this beautiful bird. Hornborgasjöns utlopp, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

Great Crested Grebe [skäggdopping]

From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: great crested grebe. Hornborgasjöns utlopp, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400. 

Common Crane [trana]

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/500.


From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: cranes. And even more cranes. This day they counted more than 27,000 cranes at the lake. Trandansen, Hornborgasjön, on April 6, 2019.


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


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


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 135mm, f/9, 1/250.





Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

And one rarity – one of the cranes with brightly colored rings on its legs. These are used so that researchers can trace their migration, 


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

Whooper Swan [sångsvan]



From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: although it's all about the cranes this time of year, it's also a good place to see lots – and I do mean lots – of whooper swans, taking a short break on their way north. Trandansen, Hornborgasjön, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/640.


Pentax K50, ISO200, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.

Greylag Goose [grågås]



From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: greylags making sure there will be new greylags. Naturum Hornborga, Broddetorp, on April 6, 2019.

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


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/500.

Eurasian Coot [sothöna]

From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: the cute coot. Naturum Hornborga, Broddetorp, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.


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


Euarasian Teal [kricka]

From our field trip to Lake Hornborga: these are the first teals on this blog. I love their colors! Naturum Hornborga, Broddetorp, on April 6, 2019.

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


Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/400.





Black-Headed Gull [skrattmås]

From our field trip to Lake Hornborga, and actually the very first shot this day: a black-headed gull. Naturum Hornborga, Broddetorp, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/640.

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

She's back! Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on April 6, 2019.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/9, 1/500.

April 05, 2019

Eurasian Woodcock [morkulla]

There's only one line I can use here, isn't there: "Now, this is what I call a dead woodcock!" This one was waiting for me right in front of the entrance to the office this morning. Annedal, Gothenburg, on April 5, 2019.

Iphone SE, f/2,2, 1/50.