2014/04/12

Blackbird and Robin

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Koltrast, hane - Turdus merula - Common Blackbird, male

© NF Photo 140412

Rödhake - Erithacus rubecula - European Robin
  © NF Photo 140330

I saw this blackbird male on my morning walk today. He was sitting in backlight that enhanced his bill nicely. The little Robin sits quite well in that tree. Suitable colors for it I think.

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2014/04/10

Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

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Fetching material for the nest

Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

© NF Photo 140410, Östra Vingåkers viltvatten 

The Horned Grebe is back! I found 4 couples in the lake today and one of them already started nesting procedure.  It is a bit early yet for nesting but it is a good sign for times to come.

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2014/04/05

Kaspisk pipare - Charadrius asiaticus - Caspian Plover

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Kaspisk pipare - Charadrius asiaticus - Caspian Plover
© NF Photo 140405, Mörkö 



About Caspian Plover on wiki The Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) is a wader in the plover family of birds. It breeds in western and central Asia and migrates southward to eastern and southern Africa to escape the northern winter.
It was first seen in Mörkö, Sweden march 25, 2014. I saw it today so the bird was a lifer for both Sweden and me. :)
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Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew

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Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew
© NF Photo 140404. Fostorp

This is my favourite bird no. one. I like the coloring of both male and female. The male in its breeding plumage is so graphic with the white and black pattern and the crest on it´s head. There are only this pair in that lake and it is impossible to get close. I walked hidden in the forest but that did not help. They noticed me and took of. They will probably soon continue up north.

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2014/04/01

A few new arrivals at Fostorp

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 Storskrake - Mergus merganser - Common Merganser/Goosander
Female in sunset
 Sävsparv, hane – emberiza schoeniclus - Reed Bunting, male
There seem to be sometning wrong with the eye on this little guy. To bad I could not get closer to be sure. But it looks strange around the eye and bill.

Knipa - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye
A pair in flight. The female above and male below.


© NF Photo 140329 Fostorp

It is soo nice to finally see some birds again. Spring is a great time of year. :)

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