A chilly Spring this year. I started attending a second Tuesday (early morning) club, out on the Mälarö islands (MOF in photo captions below). We also had a short visit to the island of Gotland over Easter. But now it’s time to start packing for the trip down to the Österlen in the south of Sweden for the next two weeks.
nd Bergqvara gård outside Växjö as well as Äspet (Åhus), Hallamölla vattenfall (Brösarp), Norrekås, Gislövshammar and Brantevik.
A quiet month for bird watching, but got lucky with the Goshawk family and a couple of bird I had not been able to photograph before.
A road trip took us southward for a week in Brantevik, Österlen with short visits in Alvesta and Gusum. We kept our social distancing, except for the birds of course.
An unusually warm April got me out in nature a lot. Temperatures peaked at 20C, but now at the end of the month there is sleet. Here in Sweden we are encouraged to enjoy nature, despite the Corona virus, but to keep social distance – perfect for birding. The Tuesday club has been postponed, as has all other events.
A trip to the Fysingen lake that is popular for waders, geese, etcetera. Among others we saw the first Barn swallow (Ladusvala), Redshank (Rödbena) and Oystercatcher (Strandskata) for the season but the highlight was the Osprey fishing and catching a pike. The distance was to long, so I missed the Eagle that interfered and made the Osprey drop its prey over the woods.
Havsörn (Haliaeetus albicilla; White-tailed eagle)
Fiskgjuse (Pandion haliaetus; Osprey)