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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2017/02/14

Trädkrypare - Certhia familiaris - CommonTree creeper

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Trädkrypare - Certhia familiaris - CommonTree creeper
© NF Photo 170206

Just for a little while. As soon as you pull the trigger the bird is on the other side of the treetrunk. 

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2017/02/11

A sunny day at the feeder

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 Blue tit - Blåmes

Marsh tit - Entita

Nuthatcher - Nötväcka
© NF Photo 170115

This was a rare day this winter. A little snow and sunshine. Almost thought I was in a different country. 
As it has been a snow free and rather warm winter not many birds has been to the feeder at the forest edge. But these are almost always there every time I pay a visit. I think the Nuthatch is preparing for a dive :)

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2017/02/06

Nötkråka - Nucifraga caryocatactes - Spotted nutcracker

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Nötkråka - Nucifraga caryocatactes - Spotted nutcracker
© NF Photo 170205, Luvsjön

It was a grey day so the image is not that good. It was the second time I saw this species and first time I got a shot. And one shot only. Fun thing about it is that I saw it in the same place as I did a little more then 2 years ago. Maybe it is it´s territory but it has no partner. I don´t know if it is a male or female. They are alike. 

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2017/01/29

Gröngöling - Picus viridis - Green Woodpecker

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Gröngöling - Picus viridis - Green Woodpecker
© NF Photo 170124, Djulö alle

A favorite bird of mine.  Seeing it in flight is is like looking at a jewel.  ☺

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2017/01/24

Gräsand - Anas platyrhynchos - Mallard

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Hotheaded males in a fight

Some already has a female and don´t have to fight

Gräsand - Anas platyrhynchos - Mallard
© NF Photo 170113 

Mallards are hotheaded this time of year. 

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