tisdag 24 december 2019

Three Owls in a day

It was a great day yesterday (despite low clouds and poor light) with a bunch of great birds in the Black River area. Starting with a very unshy Great Grey Owl in broad daylight, soon after a Hawk Owl, adding on Hazel Grouse, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, several Black Grouse and just by dusk a Ural Owl in hunting mode at very close range.

torsdag 19 december 2019

Hawk & Ural owl in the Black River Valley

It´s been a good last few days for birds and photography in the Black River Valley, Västmanland. Here´s a few samples. Hawk- and Ural Owl, Nutcrackers, Whooper Swans.

tisdag 17 december 2019

The Skulker

The most skulking bird in the swedish forest is the Hazel Grouse. After perhaps a year without even a glimpse of this descrete, little beauty, 2 males walked up on the forest track in front of my car. Drab weather and poor light but at least a couple of shots to prove it´s existence.

onsdag 11 december 2019

Goshawk presence

Great day for raptor photography from our hides in the Black River Valley yesterday. Snow and brilliant light. This Goshawk female was present for a long time in front of Lennart Hyse and Lars Karlsson. Pictures by Hyse.

söndag 24 november 2019

100´s of Waxwings

100´s of Waxwings where foraging along my street downtown Västerås today. Poor light all day so high iso but irresistable birds.

torsdag 14 november 2019

Hawk Owls moving around

There´s been a few Hawk owls reported this late autumn. However they don´t seem to stay in one place for very long. Remains to see if we will get some in wintering territories.

tisdag 12 november 2019

Golden & White-tailed Eagles

The 2.nd session for the season was equally successful with Golden & White-tailed Eagles coming close to the hide, offering good views and photo possibilities. Ulf Jonfelt got these pictures. If you are interested you are welcome to visit us in the Black River Valley and book our comfortable hide (with heater and loo) for a session or two. Read more here: https://www.birdsafarisweden.com/safari_eagle_photo.html

söndag 10 november 2019

Waxwings en masse

There´s been surprisingly few Waxwings in the area lately (despite plenty of Pine Grosbeaks and Thrushes). So it was a bit surprising to find a buzzing flock of 300-400 birds in a garden in the Black River Valley. Overcast and soft light makes them better justice than sunshine I think.