April 18, 2018

Pied Wagtail [sädesärla]

The pied wagtails are back, so spring is finally here! Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, on April 18, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/8, 1/1250.

Common Crane [trana]

The pair of cranes at Älje-Porsen nature reserve, Uddevalla, has returned to their summer turf. April 18, 2018.

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

April 08, 2018

European Blue Tit [blåmes]

Busy, busy, busy. The old oak is full of food – and nesting holes. Saltkällan, Munkedal, on April 8, 2018.

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

Common Chaffinch [bofink]

The chaffinches have started singing. And what a song it is! Saltkällan, Munkedal, on April 8, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/500.



Eurasian Nuthatch [nötväcka

For once, a nuthatch in the woods and not at our feeding station. Saltkällan, Munkedal, on April 8, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/320.

Osprey [fiskgjuse]

One of the first this season, fishing. Saltkällan, Munkedal, on April 8, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/1600.

April 02, 2018

Whooper Swan [sångsvan]

It's migration time for the whooper swans. These ones are heading for the far north. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on April 2, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 77.5mm, f/11, 1/5000. 

Eurasian Oystercatcher [strandskata]

Apparently, three oystercatchers are one too many, and one were promptly asked to leave. Mollön nature reserve, Uddevalla, on April 2, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/800. 

March 25, 2018

Common Starling [stare]

Look at the colours! I've actually never seen starlings here before. These must be migrating, taking a short break after crossing the sea. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

 Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/15, 1/2500.

 Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/2000.

Rock Pipit [skärpiplärka]

It's almost perfectly camouflaged, the rock pipit, when it goes hunting for insects in the seaweed. Haby bukt, Ramsvikslandet nature reserve, on March 25, 2018.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/16, 1/600.