July, 2021

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.

Mallard (Gräsand)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Common shelduck (Gravand)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021
Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

Common merganser (Storskrake)

Närsholmens fyr, Gotland, July, 2021

Red-breasted merganser (Småskrake)

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Great cormorant (Storskarv)

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Great egret (Ägretthäger)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

White-tailed eagle (Havsörn)

Inre Stockviken, Faludden, Gotland, July, 2021

Golden eagle (Kungsörn) – New!

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021
Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Eurasian coot (Sothöna)

Närsholmens “fågeltorn” (vattenrutchbana), Gotland, July, 2021

Eurasian oystercatcher (Strandskata)

figcaption>Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

Pied avocet (Skärfläcka) – New!

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Common ringed plover (Större strandpipare) – New!

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Northern lapwing (Tofsvipa)

Inre Stockviken, Faludden, Gotland, July, 2021

Dunlin (Kärrsnäppa)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Eurasian curlew (Storspov)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Common greenshank (Gluttsnäppa)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Black-headed gull (Skrattmås)

Närsholmens fyr, Gotland, July, 2021

European herring gull (Gråtrut)

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Lesser black-backed gull (Silltrut)

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Little tern (Småtärna) – New!

Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021
Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

Common murre (Sillgrissla) – New!

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021
Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Razorbill (Tordmule) – New!

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021
Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Common swift (Tornseglare)

Garde, Gotland, July, 2021

Great spotted woodpecker (Större hackspett)

Björkvik, Färingsö, July, 2021

Common house martin (Hussvala)

Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021

Tree pipit (Trädpiplärka)

Björkvik, Färingsö, July, 2021

White wagtail (Sädesärla)

Danbo naturreservat, Gotland, July, 2021

European robin (Rödhake)

Danbo naturreservat, Gotland, July, 2021

Northern wheatear (Stenskvätta)

Holm hällar, Gotland, July, 2021

Fieldfare (Björktrast)

Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

Lesser whitethroat (Ärtsångare)

Holm hällar, Gotland, July, 2021

Willow warbler (Lövsångare)

Holm hällar, Gotland, July, 2021

Western jackdaw (Kaja)

Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

Hooded crow (Gråkråka)

Björkvik, Färingsö, July, 2021

Northern raven (Korp)

Björkvik, Färingsö, July, 2021

Common starling (Stare)

Lausviken, Gotland, July, 2021

Common chaffinch (Bofink)

Holm hällar, Gotland, July, 2021

Common linnet (Hämpling)

Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

European greenfinch (Grönfink)

Garde, Gotland, July, 2021

Yellowhammer (Gulsparv)

Rivviken, Hoburg, Gotland, July, 2021

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.

Petarve, Garde, Gotland, July, 2021

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