2013/06/29

Vitkindad gås - Branta leucopsis - Barnacle Goose

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Vitkindad gås - Branta leucopsis - Barnacle Goose
NF Photo 130611, Horns Båtvarv

I was really happy to see the Barnacle goose and to find they have chicks. I hadn´t seen any this year where I usually can. Glad to see they are still here even if mpst of the birds did not have chicks.

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2013/06/25

Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe

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Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
NF Photo 130619, Östra Vingåker

This is a behavior I have not noticed before. The adult took a white feather from it´s belly and gave it to the young who ate it. The behaviour is mentioned in the Swedish part of wiki. It is also mentioned on What Bird but the function don´t really seem to be known.

Wild Bird Wednesday   Nature Notes   Water World
 
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2013/06/22

Svartvit flugsnappare - Ficedula hypoleuca - Pied Flycatcher

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 Svartvit flugsnappare, hane - Ficedula hypoleuca - Pied Flycatcher, male

Svartvit flugsnappare, hona  - Ficedula hypoleuca - Pied Flycatcher, female
NF Photo 130615, CU-parken 

It is fun to try to catch these guys. They leave the nest with a speed of a bullet. The female leaving the nest with dirt in her bill was not that fast. She was obviously cleaning the house. I did not see the male do it.

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2013/06/15

Svarthätta - Sylvia atricapilla - Blackcap

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 The male is singing and he looks a bit peculiar below his bill. Something to do with sound maybe.

 
Svarthätta, hane - Sylvia atricapilla - Blackcap, male
 


Svarthätta, hona - Sylvia atricapilla - Blackcap, female
NF Photo 130508, Krämbols friluftsområde 

I had the pleasure of meeting with this couple a month ago. I rarely see them and especially both at the same time. The male was singing and made quite a display. The female was more shy and stayed high up in the birch.

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2013/06/11

Rödbena - Tringa totanus - Common Redshank

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Rödbena - Tringa totanus - Common Redshank
NF Photo 130611, Horns båtvarv

This common Redshank was clearly seen and heard as we arrived at the location. From what we saw it was alone  but I think it might have a nest. It was clearly disturbed by our presence. Which was strange as this place is a place for camping and boating.

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2013/06/08

New arrivals

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 Svarthakedopping - Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
 
Sothöna - Fulica atra - Eurasian Coot
 
Knipa - Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye
NF Photo 130608

Finally life is thriving in the little pond. Now it is an exciting time to see how many couple will have young and how many will survive. Today I spotted three families of Horned Grebe and one family each of the two others. And a few gulls of course.

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2013/06/04

Birding at Edeby

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 A beautiful couple of Stenskvätta - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear, first sighting this year.

 Sädesärla - Motacilla alba - white wagtail
A bird that is the early arrival and stays the longest. Everyones favourite!
 
 Dancing mode
 
Flying mode
2 shots of  Gulärla - Motacilla flava - Yellow wagtail
NF Photo  130603 Edeby

Not far from this place I visited a church ruin and a lot of common swifts.
You want to see them, click the link.  Hagebyberga and a swift

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2013/06/01

Steglits - Carduelis carduelis - European Goldfinch

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Steglits - Carduelis carduelis - European Goldfinch
NF Photo 130507, Sörön, Kvismaren

A beautiful bird I did not see much of this winter so I was quite happy when I found it in the Nature Reserve Sörön when I visited the place in the beginning of May. It has a most unusual coloring I think.
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