söndag 30 december 2012

Hawk Owl hunting

One of the local Hawk Owls was hunting with an audience the other day. Göran Ljunggren was in the middle of the action for a moment. See more of his excellent work on hus own website!

lördag 29 december 2012

A nice winter´s day

A lovely, cold but sunny midwinter´s day produced good views of Nutcrackers, Hawk Owl, Dipper and a massive flock of  700-800 (!) Goldfinch with some Bramblings and Chaffinches too. Pictures by Niclas Lignell.

onsdag 5 december 2012

Waxwings too

There where also more than a hundred Waxwings in the same trees. Fieldfares and blackbirds too of course.

Pine Grosbeaks downtown

A good gathering of birds in a town area the other day, included 2-3 very tame Pine Grosbeaks, just female-coloured birds. They fed mainly on Rowan berries but also on grit that they picked up from the ground. There they where so tame that we got them within 30 cm and we had to act traffic police in order to not get them run over by cars. A local lady went home and made warning signs that she put up. Great initiative! Lovely birds!