tisdag 9 september 2008

Black stork and Brown Argus

29:th of August –08
Falsterbo, the southwest point of Sweden, known for it´s concentrated migration of Raptors and Passerines. Today I date the birdartist Hans Larsson for a long interview-session for the Swedish bird magazine "fågelvännen" – the bird friend.
We meet up strategically at the end of the Falsterbo channel, which should be the best position with todays slight northwest.
We couldn´t have been more right because even if the Honey Buzzard and Sparrowhawk passage ain´t huge yet (about 150 of each) a Black Kite, plenty of Red Kites and an adult Black Stork passes right above us. Not too bad!
For a northern butterfly-twitcher it´s a nice moment when a Brown Argus (restricted nationally to this very southern part of Sweden) comes flying to perch in the grass just beside us for a little while.
Only Hans got a picture, so this is courtesy of him. Have a look at his own website with bird paintings!

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