söndag 31 oktober 2010
måndag 25 oktober 2010
25:th of October 2010
A thin crust of ice covers the lakes in the Black River Valley today. Sun shines from a blue sky and the Nutcracker feeding station is teeming with life. Crested–, Coal–, Willow– and the other tits and plenty of Nuthatches are all over.
söndag 24 oktober 2010
24:th of October 2010
After scanning some flocks of Barnacles I manage to refind the Red-breasted Goose that´s been moving around in the area the last few days. Great bird! Excellent scope views but a bit distant for the 400 mm. Can you see it standing in the centre of the crowd?
23:rd of October 2010
A Grey Phalarope is the highlight of the day. Despite close range, no fully sharp pictures unfortunately. On the same site – Gräsgårds hamn – plenty of Twite and among them an Arctic Redpoll. Waxwings are flying around all over the island.
fredag 15 oktober 2010
The Black-throated Accentor on Ottenby, Öland is still present for the 6:th day in consecutive. Lot´s of twitching down there, being only the 3:rd record for Sweden ever with the last 2 ones 1-day records. Photo by Mr Max Green. See a load of his excellent pictures from our wonderful last weekend at Ottenby on his flickr page!
tisdag 12 oktober 2010
10:th October 2010
On the way up north on the island, we stop for a juv Golden Eagle. Soon enough 5 White-tailed Eagles and a (2:nd calender year) Steppe Eagle join in soaring together above us in clear blue skies and sunshine. What a final to the weekend. Photo by Max Green.
söndag 10 oktober 2010
lördag 9 oktober 2010
8:th of October 2010
The night is somewhat windy but an after dinner walk up the lighthouse road gets rewarding. Gabriel and Stina´s fine teamwork with torchlight and net gives 2 succesful swings. A short-eared– and a Long-eared Owl. What a nice couple!