February 17, 2018

Mallard [gräsand]

Lunch time for the mallards. Sandö, Kungshamn, on February 17, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Goosander [storskrake]

A calm – and foggy – day by the sea with some sun breaking through just as this goosander was in sight. But look at the mute swan on the reef! Sandö, Kungshamn, on February 17, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

February 09, 2018

Fieldfare [björktrast]

At least one fieldfare are visiting our feeding station this winter, going for the apples. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on February 9, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 260mm, f/5.6, 1/320.

Common Blackbird [koltrast]

Where there are apples, there are blackbirds. Most of them eat the apple as if from a bowl – the half one here has been eaten on by a fieldfare. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on February 9, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

February 06, 2018

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

They're all over, really. Tiny but cute. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on February 6, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.
Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.

Common Redpoll [gråsiska]

The common redpolls are still regular guests at our feeding station. Most of them pick seeds on the ground, but some of them have a more bold approach and take up residens in the feeder … What can I say – I love them! Pics from A. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on February 6, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400. 
Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Marsh Tit [entita]

One of the best things of providing a variety of food at one's feeding station, is that on cold days like this, you get visits from a variety of birds. The marsh tits want sunflower seeds, the blackbirds go for the apples, while the great tits can do almost anything for a peanut. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on February 6, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320.


Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

February 05, 2018

Eurasian Nuthatch [nötväcka]

The temperature is some –10° (Celsius), and these are busy days at our feeding station. But as soon as we go outside with our camera and not a refill of peanuts or lard, all birds take to the treetops … Except, today, for one nuthatch. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on Monday 05, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/9, 1/320. 

January 06, 2018

Common Redpoll [gråsiska]

It seems as if some of the common redpolls have decided to stay a bit longer, I often see them searching for food near our feeding station. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 6, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

Hooded Crow [kråka]

A nice day for a bath? No, it's too cold even for the crows searching the shores for food. Kallbadhuset, Ljungskile, on January 6, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/9, 1/320. 
Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.