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.

tisdag 12 november 2019

Golden & White-tailed Eagles

The 2.nd session for the season was equally successful with Golden & White-tailed Eagles coming close to the hide, offering good views and photo possibilities. Ulf Jonfelt got these pictures. If you are interested you are welcome to visit us in the Black River Valley and book our comfortable hide (with heater and loo) for a session or two. Read more here: https://www.birdsafarisweden.com/safari_eagle_photo.html

söndag 10 november 2019

Waxwings en masse

There´s been surprisingly few Waxwings in the area lately (despite plenty of Pine Grosbeaks and Thrushes). So it was a bit surprising to find a buzzing flock of 300-400 birds in a garden in the Black River Valley. Overcast and soft light makes them better justice than sunshine I think.

Pine Grosbeaks near Västerås

Today we encountered a good bunch of 20 or more Pine Grosbeaks (Pinicola enucleator) just outside Västerås. A good mix of males and females and some young males too. And they gave very good photo opportunities feeding low and close.

söndag 3 november 2019

Great Grey topping up the day

It was great already with the Pine Grosbeaks that day, but as I drove home from Fläckebo that afternoon, a Great Grey Owl appeared on a felling area next to the road. It was almost dusk but I managed to get 1 (!) picture and then a couple of videos that I´ve posted on the Birdsafarisweden Facebook and instagram pages. It´s far from common to see Great Grey Owl around here in october/ november. Actually 2 Moose appeared later as well, so this was an extraordinary day and quite a reminder of what an amazing area I have on my doorstep. (after 3 weeks in West Papua I needed that reminder I think)