torsdag 31. januar 2013

31st January

Lovely day for taking pictures today, or what do you thing, judging ny the results?

lørdag 26. januar 2013

Saturday 26 January

TIday was a very cold and univiting day outside, but I thought that I could get some cool pictures in the rought weather. Here´s the result so you can judge yourself if I achieved my goal:

A young swan in the cold water, while its snowing and windy...

The heron (hegre) standing up against the wind, hoping for a snack

Same heron, but he had to turn away from the biting wind...

In the end he had to give in and fly to where the wind was not so strong

Dont mock me for the hairdo! The merganser (siland) struggeled in the whipping wawes

Swimming to find shelter..or was i fish?

Even a crow struggeled in the wind..

But these guys loved the waves, saw about 10-12 of these vikings, as I sat safely and warm in my car. 

The seagulls loved windsurfing...

Fantastic waves, I love watching them from a safe distance

I like to try to find different motives, and structures in my pictures, as here, with the foaming sea and the seagull

Straight over the waves..

Another shot of the same bird

An eider (ærfugl) swimming where the water is not so rough

Kind of like these pictures showing the foaming waves and the bird flying straight over.

This shows how uninviting the day was...

A couple of mallards (stokkender)

This was a big first for me, a hawfinch (kjernebiter)!! They are abolutely gorgeous!!!



lørdag 19. januar 2013

Saturday 19 January

I went to look for a kingfisher, but first I found the Norwegian national bird, the dipper (fossekall)

I adore this guy, diving to find food all year round, the ice on the edges shows how cold it was today

He is just so elegang

Then I found this lovely waterrail (vannrikse) For me its a first in the wild

It was great to get pictures of this bird, which is the same size approx as a black bird..

Also a beatiful bird, perfectly adapted for this environment


Walking on the edge of the ice..

Diving dipper...ipressing skills

Another shot of him diving

Left the inland and went to the sea, where the gulls where in great numbers

I love this picture. You have to make it big so you can see the anger on the gulls face and the cheaky smile on the merganser (siland)

Cormorants (skarv) in flight mode
Foodfight!! Between the cormorant and the gull. The cormorant dived for it, but had to fight the gull...

He won the fight by swallowing the fich, look at his thick throat!!

Not so elegant when seen from behind coming in for landing, but I kind of liked the picture anyhow

another picture of the merganser

closer shot of a cormorant

oops, he dived!

Portrait of an eider (ærfugl)

Mrs Merganser

Look how far back the legs are, tipical for birds who live the entire life at sea