2017/06/03

Grey heron bullied by Black-headed gull

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Grey heron bullied by Black-headed gull
© NF Photo 170602

Those gulls are really nasty sometimes. They are bullying every bird that comes close to the nests even if it is birds that never bother them. They do the same thing to cranes. And coots. But Coots are understandable, They do eat the eggs. 

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2017/05/23

Gulsparv – Emberiza citrinella - Yellowhammer

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Gulsparv – Emberiza citrinella - Yellowhammer
© NF Photo 170213, tornstugan

This yellowhammer was shining like the sun itself :) I have not enhanced the color. :) 

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2017/05/15

Birds this week

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hussvala - Common house martin

grå flugsnappare -  Spotted flycatcher

svartvit flugsnappare -  European pied flycatcher

rödhake - robin

forsärla -  Grey wagtail

ladusvala & stenskvätta  -  barn swallow & wheater

stjärtand - pintail

fiskgjuse - osprey
© NF Photo 170511-12


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2017/05/10

Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail

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Stjärtand - Anas acuta - Northern Pintail
© NF Photo 170509, Knutstorp

A pair of Northern Pintail was feeding at Knutstorp today. It is open ground down hill but I could get rather close before they took off. But I think it was the Lapwings that alerted them, not me. 

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2017/05/06

New life

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Lilla Näsnaren
© NF Photo 170503

I visted the little shallow lake Lilla Näsnares the other day. They have built a new platform for birders and I wante to check it out.

There were several pairs of Mute swan and I thought there might be nesting. There was also some Common Terns showing off :) To my pleasure. 

When I checked my shots at home  I enlarged one of them and saw that the Mute swans already had chicks. I had not seen that as I did not bring my Spotting Scope. A nice surprise. Now I have to go there often as I have not seen swan young for several years. 


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2017/05/02

Fisktärna - Sterna hirundo - Common Tern

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Fisktärna - Sterna hirundo - Common Tern
© NF Photo 170502 Knutstorp

I am always happy when the terns arrive in spring. I love everything about them and love trying to catch them in flight. They are quick and a challenge to capture. Today however they stayed put on the poles in the company of a little wagtail. Next time, maybe, I get some fun. :)

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2017/04/22

Sädesärla - Motacilla alba - White wagtail

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Sädesärla - Motacilla alba - White wagtail
© NF Photo 170419, Kvismaren

This little one was most accommodating letting me photograph it. Thanks little one. 

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2017/04/18

European Robin - Erithacus rubecula - Rödhake

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European Robin - Erithacus rubecula - Rödhake
© NF Photo 170408

This pair was very entertaining for a while. It is mating time for them too. I was surprised when I saw one of them lift up the tail in the same fasion as wrens do. 
If you look closely at the last image you see two birds. The one to the left is the same as the bird that is landing in the image above. 


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2017/04/09

Birds at Boda Kvarn

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European Robin - rödhake

Grey Wagtail - Forsärla

Eurasian Siskin - Grönsiska
© NF Photo 170401, Boda Kvarn

A few of the Robins stays in Sweden during winter and so do Siskins. The grey wagtail migrates and they have been here a few days. This pair just decided for a place to nest. I think I know where. 

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2017/04/04

Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew

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Salskrake - Mergellus albellus - Smew
© NF Photo 170403, Näsnaren

We only see this bird during migration. They breed up north in Antarctic. They only make a short stop to gain weight in my area. 

I love the graphic look of the male and the female is cute. 

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2017/03/21

Yesterdays birds

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© NF Photo 170320 Tornstugan

I went to the forest feeder and the lake yesterday. At the feeder I noticed great spotted woodpecker, nuthatcher and a female Eurasian Siskin. At the lake most ice was now gone and replaced with graylag goose and lots of coots. Spring IS here!

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2017/03/09

Större hackspett - Dendrocopos major - great spotted woodpecker

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Större hackspett - Dendrocopos major - great spotted woodpecker
© NF Photo 170308

This is two different birds and now I wonder what happened, did they run out of food sources? Or jsut want to find a mate? 
In my town they have taken down a lot of trees. Maybe too many? The one on the pole seem to be a male, unsure about the one on the lamp as I can´t see the neck.

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2017/02/25

Bullfinch - Domherre

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Bullfinch - Domherre, One female, two males

 Male

Female
© NF Photo 170222-23


Bullfinch sketch
© NF PhotoArt 170225

I have been waiting for a long time to see the Bullfinches in snow. Now I finally got it. Mostly the snow falls of the branches but this time it was wet and stayed on. 
And, having a little fun creating a sketch out of one of the images using CS5 to do it. 

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