onsdag 28 april 2010
26:th of April 2010
For the first time in several years, a whole flock of Lesser White-fronted Geese, are staging at Asköviken, near Västerås. 10 of them (none of them ringed) appear with a variety of no less than 7 species of Geese, including Whitefronted–, Pink-footed_, Barnacle–, Greylag–, Canada–, Bean– and probably 4 Tundra Bean Geese as well. Not bad.
24:th of April 2010
This is how moderately furnished a Ural Owl apartment is. A clutch with 4 eggs is a good size for Ural Owls. A good indication that this year is offering plenty of food (voles) in their territories. Both females we find incubating today are on 4 eggs.
fredag 23 april 2010
16:th of April 2010
This morning weather has gone crazy. When I leave home I drive through heavy rain,m then heavy snowfall and then rain again. When we reach the ekopark, a clear blue sky great us. The air is fresh and as the sun rises, temperature raises dramatically so all the snow starts to melt from the trees, dropping down like rain. Amazing!
onsdag 21 april 2010
13:th of April 2010
This is the first really good day for Butterflies this year. 4 species are seen on a little walk along the forestlake Öjesjön. Brimstone, Small tortoiseshell, Comma and Camberwell beauty. The last two firsts for 2010 for me. So great to see them back again. It´s always an intriguing thought that they actuellay can survive the winter here.
13:th of April 2010
After a very delayed spring, the Valley got filled with Whooper Swans very suddenly. On the 10:th I counted 1.600, on the 11:th there were still more than a thousand, but not the day after. I believe they all left on the 12:th. Today it´s sunny and warm in shelter from the easterly wind and at least a flock of 100 Swans are singing and dancing in front of us. 300 Bean Geese and the years´ first Curlew is seen right here too.
tisdag 6 april 2010
24:th of March 2010
Oswald is my guide today and he shows me around to his various campsites up in the mountains, where he and his partner Malin takes visitors on horseback safaris to enjoy nature and the sami way of living. (in summertime of course). Check out their website!
lördag 3 april 2010
1:st of April 2010
Today Marcus and I head out to look for Wolves. There are now 4(!) territories in our part of the world and we first examine some reported tracks from yesterday or the day before and some droppings. Then it gets more exciting as we enounter two sets of new tracks crossing the road and heading for a lake but then turning back.