This post is dominated by our trip to island of Gotland, southeast of Stockholm. I’m not happy about the quality of the photos in general, blaming the often long distance, the hot weather (heat haze) and strong sun. I shoulld of course have been out early or late instead of mid day. That said, six new X’s was nice to achieve.
Common shelduck (Gravand)
Common merganser (Storskrake)
Red-breasted merganser (Småskrake)
Great cormorant (Storskarv)
Great egret (Ägretthäger)
White-tailed eagle (Havsörn)
Golden eagle (Kungsörn) – New!
Eurasian coot (Sothöna)
Eurasian oystercatcher (Strandskata)
Pied avocet (Skärfläcka) – New!
Common ringed plover (Större strandpipare) – New!
Northern lapwing (Tofsvipa)
Eurasian curlew (Storspov)
Common greenshank (Gluttsnäppa)
Black-headed gull (Skrattmås)
European herring gull (Gråtrut)
Lesser black-backed gull (Silltrut)
Little tern (Småtärna) – New!
Common murre (Sillgrissla) – New!
Razorbill (Tordmule) – New!
Common swift (Tornseglare)
Great spotted woodpecker (Större hackspett)
Common house martin (Hussvala)
Tree pipit (Trädpiplärka)
White wagtail (Sädesärla)
European robin (Rödhake)
Northern wheatear (Stenskvätta)
Lesser whitethroat (Ärtsångare)
Willow warbler (Lövsångare)
Western jackdaw (Kaja)
Hooded crow (Gråkråka)
Northern raven (Korp)
Common starling (Stare)
Common chaffinch (Bofink)
Common linnet (Hämpling)
European greenfinch (Grönfink)
Trying to catch an eagle or kite
Robban had an old deer carcass, so we tried to attract an eagle or kite. But I gave up after spotting a couple of distant soaring eagles and a kite during a couple of hours. Nothing happened until the fox salvaged the carcass during the night.