2014/07/26

Ladusvala - Hirundo rustica - Barn swallow

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Ladusvala - Hirundo rustica - Barn swallow
© NF Photo 140718, Beckershov

Young barn svallows having fun with aerial acrobatics. They still have not the adult tail.

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2014/07/22

Tornseglare - Apus apus - Common Swift

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© NF Photo 140608, Hagbyberga Kyrkoruin
 



Tornseglare - Apus apus - Common Swift
© NF Photo 140704, Hagbyberga Kyrkoruin

There are a ruin of an old church about 20km from my town. Many swifts comes here for breeding so it is a great place to try to catch them. But it is a challenge and that´s why it is fun. They moves quickly between trees, stonewalls and the church tower. They are nesting everywhere on this ruin. You can see them swap into a nest but you can never catch it. Unless you put a videocamera running. And I don´t have one.
Last one not great, but fun, captured in the middle of a turn. And they turn quickly. :)

Edbyberga church ruin
© NF Photo 140522

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2014/07/19

Common Moorhen vs Eurasian Coot

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The entire family of the Common Moorhen, 2 adults and 6 juveniles hatched in a weeks time.





Rörhöna - Gallinula chloropus - Common Moorhen
Sothöna - Fulica atra  - Eurasian Coot, 
© NF Photo 140715, Östra Vingåker

The Common Moorhen family share the same area with a Eurasian Coot family. As soon as the last of the Moorhen hatchling was hatched there was trouble between the two adults of both species. But it did not seem like anybody was hurt though.

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2014/07/14

Rörhöna - Gallinula chloropus - Common Moorhen

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© NF Photo 140706 with 5 young ones.


Rörhöna - Gallinula chloropus - Common Moorhen
© NF Photo 140710

Finally the Moorhen came out. First day I saw only one young. The next day they there were five of them.  Now I will have something to watch for a couple of weeks. :) They are quite hard to catch so it is a challenge. They are in the reed popping in and out and a lot of bushes in the way.

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Knölsvan - Cygnus olor - Mute Swan

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Knölsvan - Cygnus olor - Mute Swan
© NF Photo 140710  at Näsnaren

 Mute Swan with 3 young appeared suddenly in the lake.  The pair has been here for three years during spring and summer and had no offspring before. So I was delighted.

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