onsdag 8 januari 2020

Another Hawk Owl

Another at least two Hawk Owls was spotted near Västerås recently. Got reasonably close to one of them just before dusk today. Always a great bird to see!






tisdag 24 december 2019

Three Owls in a day

It was a great day yesterday (despite low clouds and poor light) with a bunch of great birds in the Black River area. Starting with a very unshy Great Grey Owl in broad daylight, soon after a Hawk Owl, adding on Hazel Grouse, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, several Black Grouse and just by dusk a Ural Owl in hunting mode at very close range.









torsdag 19 december 2019

Hawk & Ural owl in the Black River Valley

It´s been a good last few days for birds and photography in the Black River Valley, Västmanland. Here´s a few samples. Hawk- and Ural Owl, Nutcrackers, Whooper Swans.















tisdag 17 december 2019

The Skulker

The most skulking bird in the swedish forest is the Hazel Grouse. After perhaps a year without even a glimpse of this descrete, little beauty, 2 males walked up on the forest track in front of my car. Drab weather and poor light but at least a couple of shots to prove it´s existence.





onsdag 11 december 2019

Goshawk presence

Great day for raptor photography from our hides in the Black River Valley yesterday. Snow and brilliant light. This Goshawk female was present for a long time in front of Lennart Hyse and Lars Karlsson. Pictures by Hyse.





söndag 24 november 2019

100´s of Waxwings

100´s of Waxwings where foraging along my street downtown Västerås today. Poor light all day so high iso but irresistable birds.


torsdag 14 november 2019

Hawk Owls moving around

There´s been a few Hawk owls reported this late autumn. However they don´t seem to stay in one place for very long. Remains to see if we will get some in wintering territories.