August 04, 2016

Eurasian Nuthatch [nötväcka]

From the archive: Last years first nuthatch to check on the rowan berries. He had to come back later, though. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on August 4, 2014.

Canon EOS 550D, ISO 3200, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/1600.

August 03, 2016

Great Tit [talgoxe]

From the archive: I just love his attitude! Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on August 3, 2014.

Canon EOS 550D, ISO 3200, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/800.


July 28, 2016

Hooded Crow [kråka]

From the archive: The gang of four. What can I say, I like 'em! Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on July 28, 2014.

Canon EOS 550D, ISO 2000, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/2000.


July 24, 2016

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

From the archive: From one of the years that the cherry tree wasn't ruined and bare lots of fruit. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on July 24, 2014.

Canon EOS 550D, ISO 640, 250mm, f/6.3, 1/320.

July 23, 2016

House Sparrow [gråsparv]

From the archive: Two house sparrows, having a bath in a public water feature. Sandefjord, Norway, on July 23, 2010.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/200.

June 25, 2016

Common Buzzard [ormvråk]

Sometimes you're lucky: bird on the ground, not moving, camera at hand, no car behind you so you can make a stop … One shot, then he made it for the woods. Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 24, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/10, 1/320.

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

Begging for food. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on June 24, 2016.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 210mm, f/5.6, 1/640. 

June 21, 2016

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

From the archive: Another wagtail, straight from the bath. Lilla Askerön, on June 21, 2008.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/500.

June 16, 2016

Birding in the Middle of London

From the archive: When I visited London in 2013, I had not read the fantastic blog on the birds in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (this is now one of my favorite bird blogs). Therefore, I was rather surprised by the number of birds in the middle of London. The grey herons chase fish everywhere, like here, in the Italian Gardens. On June 15, 2013.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/250.


A greater scaup.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 22mm, f/4, 1/400.


A coot's nest.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/250.

Side by side, what I think is a common pochard and a great cormorant.




Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/125.

A mute swan and its cygnets.




Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/405.

June 15, 2016

Not Only Flowers on Display at Kew Gardens

From the archive: When I visited London a couple of years ago, Kew Gardens was on top of my list. Not surprisingly, birds were all around. However, on this visit, I wasn't focusing the birds. A moorhen, looking for something to eat in the weeds. On June 15, 2013.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/315.


A coot, bringing straws to its nest in the pond wall.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/160.


A blond mallard, in the pond next to the fantastic victorian orangeries.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/4.1, 1/125.


Of course, no garden of this size is complete without some peacocks. This one was resting in one of the beds close to the main entrance.

Canon PowerShot A620, ISO 50, 29mm, f/3.5, 1/60.