søndag 28. august 2011

Finally new pictures!

Unfortunately the weather has been awful, but today we just had to get out and try to find something that moved. Managed to get some pictures from Revtangen, but wind was getting up, so strong that keeping the camera still was a difficult task. So we had to leave, and as we did, the rain started too. But her are some of the ones I took.
This is the lovely rose, Rob is growing in hos garden, called Irene´s rose

A bar tailed Godwit (Lappspove) at Revtangen

A close up of the bar tailed Godwit

A dunlin (myrsnipe)

The ringed Plover (sandlo)

A  juvenile ringed plover (Sandlo)

A little Stint (Dvergsnipe) 

The little stint has got his lunch

søndag 14. august 2011

Sunday is Photoday

Of course I had to get out and see if Nikon and I could capture someting nice. And the biggest surprise today was a mink! Had the wind blowing towards me, so the animal could not smell me, and therefor got as close as 2-3 meters. But one mink does not make a coat, so I was only interested in shooting pictures of it.

søndag 7. august 2011

A fantastic Saturday, both weather and birdwise

Early Saturday morning I was woken by a strange light...and when I realized it was the sun, I jumped out of bed and got into my car, so that I could be early on the beach. Went to Hå and Nærland, and the following pictures is what I found. It was, in my opinion, a successful day.
I got really close to this common snipe (enkeltbekkasin), and for me that is a first, so now I can cross out a new specie, iiihaa!

A lovely Redhank (rødstilk) looking out over the sea..or is it at me?

Must have been me...since he flew off..

But found another, this one with one leg! But he seemed to manage fine.

A beautiful red knot (polarssnipe)

A dunlin (myrsnipe) looking for food

Are they not gorgeous?

And here i caught a singing whinchat (buskskvett)

A fantastic warbler, that I got many good shots of, think it is a reed warbler (busksanger) but am not sure.

A ringed plover (sandlo)

A flying lapwing (vipe)

Do you like my art? Is the reflection of the surroundings, in the water...

A big rooster (hane), just to prove how early I was up..

This is a common sandpiper (strandsnipe), if I am not mistaken. Another first for me!!

A ringed plover again.

mandag 1. august 2011

Finally, lovely weather, tall ships and pretty birds

"My" ship, Statsraad Lemkuhl, from Bergen.  

Flags blowing in the wind, showing tall ship races has reached Stavanger

 This weekend we´ve had lovely weather. Sun did not come out until after midday, but it came! And we could enjoy Tallship races and bird :o)
A young willow warbler (løvsanger) found its way to our garden yesterday, a real treat for sore eyes

A  ring plover (sandlo) at Håland beach. 

A couple of bar-tailed Godwits (lappspover)

 A ringed plover and an oyster catcher (Sandlo og tjeld)

A very young wagtail (linerle)

And a tresparrow (pilfink)

And as a norwegian, indulge me som patriotisme...we have such a beautiful flag!