January 21, 2017

Common Buzzard [ormvråk]

Heavy fog made birding a mission impossible today – with one exception: some buzzards kept a close watch over IKEA's parking lot, probably hoping for some delicious rodents. Torp, Uddevalla, on January 21, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 400, 300mm, f/9, 1/320.

January 20, 2017

Glaucous Gull [vittrut]

This is actually a rare bird! This glaucous gull has decided to spend the winter in our small coastal town, and to let older people feed it with large chunks of bread (the summer diet is more like eggs and young birds). Look at the size of it compared to the common herring gulls mounted on the roof! Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 190mm, f/4.5, 1/250.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 190mm, f/4.5, 1/250.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 170mm, f/4.5, 1/250.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 250mm, f/7.1, 1/200.

Pentax K50, ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/500.


Mallard [gräsand]

A drake enjoying an unusually warm and sunny winter's day. Hasselbacken, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2017.

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

Great Cormorant [storskarv]

Almost impressionistic, don't you think? Regementsparken, Uddevalla, on January 20, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 800, 135mm, f/7.1, 1/200. 

January 19, 2017

European Herring Gull [gråtrut]

Close friends? Don't think so. Uddevalla on January 19, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 170mm, f/7.1, 1/500.

Feral Pigeon [tamduva]

Came across a man who knows how to make friends with the feral pigeons. Uddevalla on January 19, 2017,

Pentax K50, ISO 1600, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/400.

January 05, 2017

Long-tailed Tit [stjärtmes]

The long-tailed tits came back today! Don't know which is worst; dusk, like yesterday, or sharp sunlight, like today, when trying to get a decent pic. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 5, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 100, 170mm, f/4.5, 1/320.

Great Tit [talgoxe]

One of our resident great tits. Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 5, 2017.

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

January 04, 2017

Long-tailed Tit [stjärtmes]

Today, we hade some unexpected but most welcome guests at our birding station: a pack of long-tailed tits. These are perhaps the cutest of all birds in Sweden! Hedegärde, Uddevalla, on January 4, 2017.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.8, 1/125.

Pentax K50, ISO 3200, 230mm, f/5.6, 1/50.

October 08, 2016

White-tailed Eagle [havsörn]

Long distance, and difficult light, but the big lonely bird sitting on a small rock in the water (in the center of the photo) is actually a white-tailed eagle. We waited for it to come closer, but apparently that was a very good rock to spend the day on. Many other birds around, but only the crows seemed to worry.  Naturum Hornborgasjön, Broddetorp, on October 8, 2016.

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