tisdag 29 november 2011

Plenty of Waxwings around today. At least 300 birds in one flock fed on apples and Rowan berries.

måndag 14 november 2011

Dusky Thrush remains
The Dusky Thrush near Stockholm remains true to the site. It was well watched today when the crowd was smaller and some better photographs where taken. From what I gather it´s a first year female.

söndag 13 november 2011

Dusky Thrush – a first for Sweden
Yesterday it became public knowledge that a Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus) resided in a garden just outside Stockholm. In fact it´s been seen already a week ago according to unconfirmed sources, but wasn´t identified until yesterday. Being a new bird to Sweden it attracted quite a crowd today. Even if it was quite skulking it stayed true to the same spot most of the time and appeared in the open to feed on berries for short periods. Sometimes it sat more in the open or even treetops. Dusky Thrush picture by Zsombor Karolyi. See more of his excellent pictures on his own photo-blog!

söndag 6 november 2011

It´s not every day you see Ural Owl hunting in daylight. Today was one of them. This bird (or maybe several) have been seen in the same area for some time and often in daytime. This might indicate lack of food (rodents), especially since 2 Ural Owls have been found dead in central Västerås lately too.