lördag 26 januari 2013

Hawk Owls and allies

Dave Collins paid a visit recently and got some good shots. Enjoy!

torsdag 17 januari 2013

Winter Great Grey Owl

It´s really not easy to see great grey owl in central Sweden in wintertime. this one appeared just at dusk last night but kept moving through the snowclad forest, offering just these grainy pictures in twilight but a little bit of magic.

torsdag 10 januari 2013

100 + Pine Grosbeaks

Impressive it was, even for our Swedish standards...Over 100 Pine Grosbeaks where seen together yesterday, many good males too. A picture through telescope and smartphone on my facebook!

tisdag 8 januari 2013


There are still some nice flocks of Waxwings around. Saw about 60-70 yesterday, feeding on apples in gardens.

fredag 4 januari 2013

Hawkie & Nuttie

Hawk owls and Nutcrackers always offer good fun and photo opportunities when around. Niclas Lignell had a good day in excellent light.

Action in the Eagle hide

The last two days have been filled with action in front of the Eagle hide in the Black river valley. Lennart Waara got some shots on 5-6 Eagle of both species today. Here´s some of them! Enjoy more of his work on his own website!

Pallas´s Gull in central Sweden

An adult (winter) Pallas´s Gull (Larus ichtyaetus) was found by a stretch of open water in the otherwise ice-covered inland lake Hjälmaren by Örebro today. It´s only the 2:nd record ever in Sweden and certainly the first twitchable. The first record from July 2008 (an adult bird in summer plumage on the island Gotland)  was only seen (but well documented) by two observers. One of few distant pictures here!