2019-10-12

Critters on my walks

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 This cat never likes my attention ūüėĄ I´m not sure of it´s gender but I like it´s color.

Not sure what species this is, but I like this color too. I might call it Rusty!
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Fallow deer.
Now I know where these guys are and what time they are usually there. But sneaking up on them without being seen, is hard as they are at the far side of the field.
I was finally spotted and the herd went into the forest. Except for one. This deer was watching me for about 15 min before it left too. It seemed like it was standing guard as I could hear them communicate. It was very interesting 
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2019-10-11

Birch

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Birch
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My favorite birch tree.  Image processed with Photoshop Diffuse glow.

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2019-10-05

Dogs and birds

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I was out for a walk, but these guys was jogging and passing me by.


Eurasian Jay - Nötskrika
They are usually noisy, but this one was alone and quiet.

Two grey wagtails juv are still here. They should have been gone by now. It is close to zero and they need to go south. - Forsärla

Across the small lake I noticed a grey heron.
I have not seen much of them this season so quite a rare sight. 
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2019-09-28

Birding at Vännervass

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The boardwalk to get to the lake and birding platform on the small island is narrow. Walking through the reeds seem to take forever and then comes an old forest. 
This place is on the far side of the lake and difficult to reach. You certainly don´t want to get dizzy here. 

Mute swan - Knölsvan

There was a few ducks. I could recognice mallards and Eurasian wigeon. Three years ago there was thousands of tehm resting here on the way south. But two years of draught changed everything ūüėü

This is mostly greylag geese. Frightened by two sea eagles.


 "cormorant village"

White-tailed eagle - Havsörn
Here are the two eagles that stirred up the seabirds. They sit in the trees used by cormorants for nesting. The cormorants are already gone and the nests are empty. It is good that the cormorants are nesting in this remote area of the (still) lake. People don´t need to be disturbed by them.
I really hope it will come more rain to rise the water level or this will be a wetland instead of lake.

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2019-09-27

Black and white rose

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The Rose
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Had a little fun with the flower :)

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2019-09-21

On Costa Rica memory lane and a snipe

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White-nosed Coati

Golden-hooded Tanager and Scarlet-rumped Tanager

Horses on a river bank

Eileen, the Costa Rica trip I was on was actually because of you. I had seen your shots from Costa Rica. Right now I am posting the trip on Instagram, both the Travel and Bird accounts, see the list  below, soo many memories pop up. It is amazing how much you remember when you see the shots you took many years ago. :) 

The images above is from Costa Rica as I visited 20110128 
Images from the first day of the trip. 
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A snipe came our way a week ago. Only two was seen. Normally there would be at least ten. 
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2019-09-07

The beautiful cat

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Kitty-cat
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I met this one yesterday. I saw it first time as a kitty, I think 4 years ago. It has blue eyes. I rarely see her. But every time she says "hello". It is hard to photograph her as she tends to stroke my legs as cats do. I wish I knew what her eyes are telling me!

As much as I like this cat I don´t want her at home. Both my arms and legs was full of white fur. And I am a bit allergic to animals.

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2019-09-06

Hot foot bath in Japan

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A  photo from my trip to Japan 3 years ago. This is the place people go and wash their feet. But not this day. This is Swedish travellers :) 
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2019-08-31

Critters this week and long ago

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Whooper swans as and juv Photographed in Hornborgasjön 7 years ago.
Hornborgasjön is famous for the "Cranedance" during migration in spring. Lots of cranes and swans at that time of year.
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Walked by the old anthill on my forestwalk a couple of days ago.  This one is a mark that tells you it is a healthy forest. I´m just a bit confused whay the pigs seem to leave it alone. They destroyed many of my mushroom places. The number of ants on the ground stops me from trying to get closeups.


This little snake, we call snok, tried to get up the side, but of course, it can´t climb a concrete side like this so, it ended in the water below. Flushed away. It was looking for fish.
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2019-08-30

Black and white rapids

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Boda Kvarn rapid
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A favorite place of mine. Not a big rapid. But nice.

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2019-08-24

Birds Butterfly and rotten apples

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 Red Admiral - Amiral  loves rotten apple. Lots of them flying and enjoying the fruit.


Reed bunting, juvenile seen in a reed area


Young house sparrow sitting in an old barn window. 

Mute Swan - Knölsvan
Played a little with the watercolor   ;) 


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2019-08-23

Colorless Flower field

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I visited the flowerfield and, for once, used the BW apps in my camera. Still had to do some adjustments to get the look I wanted.  :)

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