2016/05/17

Stenskvätta - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear

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 Stenskvätta - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear
Pair!

 Female

Male
Stenskvätta - Oenanthe oenanthe, -Northern Wheatear
© NF Photo 160511

My favorites are finally back. Such beautiful and elegant birds. I hope they will stay here so I can enjoy a small family. 

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2016/05/13

Koltrast - Turdus merula - Common Blackbird

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Koltrast - Turdus merula - Common Blackbird
© NF Photo 160513, Boda Kvarn

From my book I think this is a male juvenile. The dark plumage points to a male. First time I saw a young from this species. Images of ad below. 


Male  © NF Photo 121225
Female  © NF Photo 130210

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2016/05/07

Ärlor - Wagtails

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Sädesärla - White/pied wagtail
© NF Photo 160405




Gulärla - Yellow wagtail
© NF Photo 160504



Forsärla - Grey wagtail
© NF Photo 160506


Citronärla - Citrine wagtail
© NF Photo 100510

This is the four species of wagtails  I have seen in Sweden. The last one was a rare one and the only time I have seen it. Ever! 

The White wagtail is always here. First to come in spring and the last to leave. 

 The Yellow wagtail is here only in spring migration. Stops for a week or so, then head up north somewhere. This time it was only two birds, not sore if it is a pair or two males. 


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