2022-04-30

Be aware of Reptiles, Spider and Swanart

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A littl spiders net. Yes, there is one on the net if you look for it. 
Did you find it??


Swedish reptiles
We have four of them but where I live we only see these three.
 
The top one is not really a snake, it is a legless lizzard. It is named for it´s copper color. Copper snake. This one really scared me once. I did not see it under the leaves and suddenly "hell broke loose". Turned out I stepped on it´s tail. The snake took off but the tail was still messing around. You can see on this image too, this one has lost the tip of it´s tail. 

Bottom to the left is "Huggorm" it is toxic but not that bad. This one also have a black version. 

Last imge to the right, is four cuddling snakes called Snok. You can see four heads in the image. They have just come out of the winter hibernation. Warming up in the sun. 





Swan art
I had some fun creating art at the library and printing it. More about that on my Art Blog


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2022-04-27

Cherry trees in bloom

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Cherry trees in bloom in my city!

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2022-04-23

Coots and a starling

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Excited Coots


A lone starling

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There are a few coots in the dams and they are very active. So fun to watch and try to capture. 

Starlings! There are supposed to be LOTS of the. On internet birdgroups I can see there are miljons in south of Sweden and rather many north of my area. I have seen only five so far. This is one of them. Last year they did not stay in my area because there was no food for them. Seem to be the same this year. ;(


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2022-04-22

Daffodil

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Daffodil

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We call them "Easter lily"  ūüėć

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2022-04-20

Spring is here

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Energyforest

Horned grebe


Excited coots!



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2022-04-16

Crane time 2

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Continuing my post from last week, the Crane Dance, at Hornborga lake
The public area seen in sunset light!

Of  course there are more animals in the area. 

The rear of a Mute swan in the frozen lake. 
As you can see I had a little artfun with it. 

Going through the files from Hornborga I also found these beauties. 

Happy Easter to all that celebrate it. 

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2022-04-09

Its crane time

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This time of year the cranes comes up from the continent.
 

This is a place called Hornborgasj√∂n that I visited 130405-6. Most years thousands of cranes stop here to feed before they continue further north. They stop here as they know there will be food for them. 
It started many years ago when lhe local farmers got too angry as the cranes eat their crop. So, they started to feed them themselves to keep them away from the fields. Today this is the largest event for birders to visit and the news always keep track on the number of cranes visiting. 
It is good for turist business. We call it The Crane dance!

This year it was snowstorm in Europe so the cranes was unable to fly north. They stayed in Germany waiting for better flying conditions. That is why the images have quite few cranes. At the time we were sad about that. But seeing my photos I was quite happy. Normally the fields are just grey of cranes. Nothing fun for a photo. But here is a great mix of cranes, mute swans, whooper swans, several geese and other birds. 


Mute swan



Whooper swan

Crane dance at Hornborgasj√∂n 
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2022-04-08

My favorite birch

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My favorite birch. 

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2022-04-06

From yesterdays hike

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A little late snow

Roe deer on the run

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2022-04-01

April fools weather in black and white

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The trees snowmarks clearly show what direction the snow came from.

Same shot as abow, but "enhanced" in another software called Topaz. 

All of a sudden our lovely spring became winter again. I hope spring returns quickly. 


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