2010/06/30

Trädgårdssångare - Sylvia borin - Garden Warbler

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Trädgårdssångare - Sylvia borin - Garden Warbler

Artportalen:
 Fågeln på bilderna är utan tvekan en trädgårdssångare. På den ena bilden syns det att fågeln har grå halssida och att näbben är kort. Fågeln är relativt helbrun i dräkten och saknar tydliga karaktärer, vilket är typiskt för arten! Mvh Viktor Eriksson (Eskilstuna),


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Bronsibis - Plegadis falcinellus - The Glossy Ibis

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Bronsibis - Plegadis falcinellus - The Glossy Ibis
NF Photo 100502 at Camargue

Bronsibis at Wiki
 Bronsibis at youtube

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2010/06/26

Rödstjärt - phoenicurus phoenicurus - Common Redstart

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Rödstjärt, hona - phoenicurus phoenicurus - Common Redstart, female 

ung hane enl boken - young male according to my book

Ser ut som en unge - looks like a young
NF Photo 10624 at Duveholmsbadet

Sometimes it is hard to determine the age of a bird. According to the images in my book this male should be in it´s first winterplumage. I don´t know if they start breeding their first season. The male should be black on the throat.  But it could be an ad male that lost some of its breeding plumage I guess.
Last year I only managed to get one photo of a female Redstart. Now I got myself a family. :)

All Redstarts
BPW


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2010/06/21

Korttålärka - Calandrella brachydactyla - Greater Short-toed Lark

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Korttålärka - Calandrella brachydactyla - Greater Short-toed Lark
NF Photo 100505 above a sandy plain in Camargue, our guide said it was this one.

Korttålärka - Calandrella brachydactyla - Greater Short-toed Lark
NF Photo 100516 on  Golf-course on Öland. After an alert on it.  This one is rare in Sweden

greater-short-toed-lark at Answers.com
Calandrella brachydactyla, song
Greater Short-toed Lark at YouTube

None of these photos are good, but as I have seen it I wanted it in my collection anyway.
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2010/06/20

Grå flugsnappare - Muscicapa striata - Spotted Flycatcher

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Grå flugsnappare - Muscicapa striata - Spotted Flycatcher
NF Photo 100513 at Ottenby, Öland,  in early morning light


NF Photo 100613 at Vrå an afternoon in the forest at Vrå, see also:

 Vrå
It is clear, in these photos, what difference the light makes. From a warn yellow-brown  to grey, depending on when and where the photo was taken.
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2010/06/18

Birding at Vadsjön

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Today I invite you to my birdblog. And hope you will like it. :)
Earlier this week I visited Vadsjön. A small lake and wetland system in Nyköping area. I had not been there before so it was interesting. It was not that much birds. Geeze, of course, and some ducks species. That´s the place where I found the  Svartsnäppa - Spotted Redshank  in the post below. And... most wetlands has its prey of bird. In this case I found a beautiful Fiskgjuse -Osprey when I looked at the sky.


Fiskgjuse -Osprey
NF Photo 100615 at Vadsjön

Sky Watch Friday 

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2010/06/13

Looking for birds a rainy day

Last friday was one of those boring days. Grey and rain now and then. Did not have much to do so took the car for a trip around the area. And.. you know what? I did find some goodies.I had a difficult time to choose among these and the post before it. I am rather proud of the Northern Wheatears I posted in there. If you have time, maybe you like to take a look.

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Svarthakedopping som ruvar - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe in its nest

Knipa, dununge - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye, juvie
There was  a lot of these guys. They seemed to have a lot of fun. Hard to catch though. :)

Sothöna - Fulica atra - Eurasian Coot
The Coot also had a lot of chicks, they look so funny with the red heads. 

Törnskata, hane - Lanius collurio - Red-backed Shrike, male
This Shrike was sitting overlooking a clear-cut in the forest.
  NF Photo 100611 Katrineholm area
BPW 94


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2010/06/12

Stenskvätta - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear

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Stenskvätta, hane - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear, male



Stenskvätta, hona - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear, female
NF Photo 100530 at Lucketorp

Showing up their spring plumage. I don´t think they were nesting yet. Maybe I should go back to see if I can find them again. And, maybe I can see some young too .  :)


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Sandtärna - Gelochelidon nilotica - Gull-billed Tern

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Sandtärna - Gelochelidon nilotica - Gull-billed Tern
NF Photo 100507 in Camargue

Sandtärna på WIKI
Gull-billed tern a YouTube
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Iberisk varfågel - Lanius meridionalis - Iberian Grey Shrike

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Iberisk varfågel - Lanius meridionalis - Iberian Grey Shrike
NF Photo 100507 in Camargue
It is also called Southern Grey Shrike


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Purpurhäger - Ardea purpurea - Purple Heron

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Purpurhäger - Ardea purpurea - Purple Heron
NF Photo 100506 in Camargue


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2010/06/09

Kohäger - Bubulcus ibis - Cattle Egret

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Kohäger - Bubulcus ibis - Cattle Egret  On a horseback
NF Photo 100502 in Camargue

NF Photo 100503 in Camargue

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Gärdsmyg - Troglodytes troglodytes - Winter Wren

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Gärdsmyg - Troglodytes troglodytes - Winter Wren

Och en unge - And a young.
NF Photo 100609 in Tornskogen, Näsnaren
I wanted this species for a long time and now I spotted one adult and a juvenile. AND managed to get some shots. :)
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2010/06/08

Ormörn - Circaetus gallicus - Short-toed Eagle

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Ormörn - Circaetus gallicus - Short-toed Eagle
NF Photo 100506 in Camargue

It goes by many names: European Snake-eagle, European Snake Eagle, Short-toed Serpent-eagle, Short-toed Snake-eagle

NF Photo 100503 in Camargue

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