Another slow month for birding. Not that there are not any, but with dusk almost immediately following dawn, there is not much light to shoot in. And we have had couple of cold spells, with temparatures down to -16 C. And than a man cold put an to this month.
Another quiet month with more of the same to come. Now at the end of November temperatues are below the freezing point but the snow has yet to arrive.
Many migratory birds have now left the country, but some are still on the move. We’ve had the occassional frost night, but also a number of beatiful fall days. I managed to join two of the Tuesday club outings, but now that’s closed down for the season.
Fall is arriving and migratory birds are leaving. So, a quiet month for my bird photography. Let’s see what October brings when trees are shedding their leaves and it will be easier to spot the elusive ones.
nd Bergqvara gård outside Växjö as well as Äspet (Åhus), Hallamölla vattenfall (Brösarp), Norrekås, Gislövshammar and Brantevik.
A quiet month this far – awaiting a trip to Österlen in the south of Sweden.
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.
Sillgrissla (Uria aalge; Common murre) Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021 Bilder: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mC4FNhxwQpCC4wD26Wikipedia: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sillgrissla Tordmule (Alca torda; Razorbill) Stora Karlsö, Gotland, July, 2021 Bilder: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XvvABbRUMCkcGDaD9Wikipedia: https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tordmule
After that drab May, June has been very warm for Sweden. Often too hot for both me and the birds. With 35% of adult Swedes now vaccinated and the virus retreating, I hope the bird hikes will soon pick up again.
In between heavy rain days, Spring has finally arrived and thus allowing me to visit a number of local bird sanctuaries.