söndag 8 januari 2017
Nobody likes a Mandarin Duck in Sweden…or do you? Well I beg to differ. This bird has been eluding me for years, although often present in the east harbour area of Västerås. The other day I finally got it and I must say I was impressed, what a stunning bird!! What a fantastic blend of colors. Look at the deep blue on the shoulder for instance. I didn´t even know it had that patch. Nevermind it´s a category D-bird on the Swedish list. Just enjoy it! In fact I met several birders there eager to get it on their year-list. :)
måndag 14 november 2016
söndag 13 november 2016
An American Tree Sparrow/ Tundrasparv (Spizella arborea) was located near Staffanstorp in Skåne, southern Sweden yesterday on the 12.th of November. This North American species have previously never been documented from Sweden or in fact Europe or even the Western Palearctic at all. The bird was still present today during the morning. Picture here: https://www.artportalen.se/Media/Image/1685447
tisdag 8 november 2016
Hundreds of Waxwings have been swarming around the gardens in Fläckebo the last few days. Feeding on apples and berries. In one garden I estimated some 800 birds and just shortly after at least 400 were in my garden. Very satisfying to see that the apples I left got so appreciated. These lovely birds are among my favorites all categories.
söndag 6 november 2016
The first two days of the Eagle winter season gave full hands for the photographers. 9 respective 10 Eagles came down to feed in front of the hide on friday and saturday, and gave plenty of good chances for photography. The majority being White-tailed Eagles, but at least one Golden Eagle was also present. A dark, nice looking juvenile bird without any rings. These sample pictures where taken by Roger and Margot Cattin from Nordfriesland, Germany. Thanks for sharing.
lördag 5 november 2016
The first snow came these last days and painted the landscape white as a winter wonderland. At the same time Pine Grosbeaks are starting to turn up and we had some great encounters with a couple of small flocks (6+12+4), revealing their presence with fluty calls. Although constantly tree top high, feeding on spruce cones, we got good views and some record shots of these lovely birds.