tirsdag 20. mars 2012

2 Canary islands, EL Hierro and La Palma

Others go on study trips and returns with a lot of pictures of the other participants...I only have pictures of birds and nature...
"its me and my shadow.."

A Canary

You curtesey and I bow...

A black cap..ok brown, but thats because its a female

A lovely little lizzard.

MMMM....love these yellow flowers. 

A kestrel. There were lots of them, om both Islands

Lovely birds

Have they put the head on the wrong way or what?

MMM...fruity apricots..
A spanish sparrow.

søndag 4. mars 2012

First Sunday in March

I went down to Mosvannet, a little lake in Stavanger. Was most interested in the small birds, and they led me to this beaty: a lesser spotted woodpecker! (Dvergspett)

Isn´t it beatiful?

Birds have started to sing now, and I found the little siskins (sisik) in the tree tops

And of course, the lovely chaffinch (bokfink) 

Close up of a mallard (stokkand) who just came out of the water

Finally a bird I have tried to take a picture of for a long time, but they are small and shy..the wren (gjerdesmett)

Another shot of the lovely bird

Wood pigeon (ringdue)

A greenfinch (grønnfink) singing away
A tuifted duck (toppand) trying to arrange its feathers in the wind

One of my favorites, the grebe (toppdykker) I am not sure if she is just young or if she still has her winter suit on and therefore is so much whiter than him.

A blackbird (svarttrost) in a tree

A grebe (toppdykker) resting

Then I found this one, another pecker. I think it is still the lesser spotted one, even if I spotted it :-)

Pecking away on a tree

This is a female because the red "hat" is missing
And then she took off... but what a lovely Sunday walk!