A surprisingly wintery February, that in the last week exploded into Spring (+10C degrees in Stockholm and a record +17 in the south east).
Well, this month has not been much better than the previous ones. We’ve has a wee bit of snow for two days, otherwise overcast and rain. So I have not been too inspired to photograph birds.
Another wet, dreary, Covid-restricted month.
A slow month for birding. The excursions came to the regular winter pause, the weather was worthless and my usual suspects have migrated. Further I did not do any travel. (Not to mention Covid-19.) Mallard (Gräsand) The Tuesday club, Stora Skuggan, Stockholm, October, 2020 Great crested grebe (Skäggdopping) The Tuesday club, Stora Skuggan, Stockholm, October,…
Another trip down to the south east of Sweden and Brantevik. A short stop outside Alvesta on the way.
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.
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.
Another almost snow free winter with mild temperatures. Now, in March, I have started visiting the bird areas that are a bit more remote (but still in the wider Stockholm area). The early migrants are starting to appear.
Gräsand (Anas platyrhynchos; Mallard)
Snatterand (Mareca strepera / Anas strepera; Gadwall)
Skedand (Spatula clypeata / Anas clypeata; Northern shoveler)
Kricka (Anas crecca; Eurasian teal)