2012/04/29

2012/04/23

Birding today

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Sjöholmsladan wetland, NF Photo 120423
This is one of the places outside town where I can see some migrating birds.

Årta - Anas querquedula - Garganey
In that pond I saw this annoying bird today. So hard to get a shot of it. Every time I push the trigger it is gone. It is a small duck and hides in the grass or reed. And don´t want to be shot at. :(

Fiskgjuse - Pandion haliaetus - Osprey
Leaving the place I heard a sound above. Looking up to see this osprey. :) 


 Sävsparv – emberiza schoeniclus - Reed Bunting
Next place I found this reed bunting singing his heart out. I did not see if there were any females around to hear it. 


Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
The grebes went golden. I forgot to change the white balance. It was set to shadow and the sun was shining. I think that made this golden color. I kind of like it though, it suits the birds. :) 
NF Photo 120423

NatureNotes    Outdoor Wednesday
Our world tuesday      World Bird Wednesday LXXV
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2012/04/20

Bird reflections

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Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

Skrattmås - Black-headed Gull
NF Photo 120415

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2012/04/15

Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail

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Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail
NF Photo 120415 

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2012/04/12

Flying in the sky - Flyger på himlen

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Fiskgjuse - Pandion haliaetus - Osprey
Nej, ingen orm. Det är en fisk. - No, it is no snake, it is a fish.
NF Photo 120412, Vad sjön
Knipa - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye
NF Photo 120408, Näsnaren 
Skräntärna - Hydroprogne caspia - Caspian Tern
NF Photo 120412 , Skåraviken. 

World Bird Wednesday LXXIV    
Camera Critters
Himmelsk 80     Sky Watch Friday

Do you have any winged to share? Nf Winged is now open. 
Har du något bevingat att dela med dig av? NF Winged är nu öppen. 

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2012/04/11

Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew

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Salskrake -  Mergellus albellus - Smew
NF Photo 120402

One of my favourite birds. They stay for a while before they continues up north to breed.The last image is a collage. The same bird flying.

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2012/04/10

Kricka - Anas crecca - Eurasian Teal

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Kricka - Anas crecca - Eurasian Teal
NF Photo 120403, Näsnaren



NF Photo 120405, Åkforsåns utlopp

 The smallest of the ducks. It is really beautiful in flight.
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2012/04/03

Lappuggla - Strix nebulosa - Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl

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Lappuggla - Strix nebulosa - Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl
NF Photo 120328, Köttsala,Fellingsbro sn

I had to go 120 km t osee this owl. I was lucky as I found it emediately when I arrived at the location. 4 cars was parked at the road, so no doubt about what was going on. I was able to enjoy this beauty for about 30 min before it took off. Tired of being watched I guess. Then  I found it again after a while. It was said it was actually three of them in the area. But I saw one.
They are not supposed to be this far south. But they probably lack food up north. Last year was a big lemming year and lots of birds had great success in bringing up young. Now they have to come south to survive. And we enjoy it. When I was there one of the others was from Norway. The rest had traveled much farther then me. So, this bird was very coveted (?) Am not sure of that word.

Om Lappuggla på wiki
About Great Grey Owl on wiki
på youtube, a swedish video, but not mine of course

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2012/04/02

Snösparv - Plectrophenax nivalis - Snow Bunting

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Snösparv - Plectrophenax nivalis - Snow Bunting
NF Photo 120321, Bärsta, Kvismaren 

A bird I only saw from a distance. They were scared by a raptor.

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