onsdag 30. juni 2010

June 22nd

Today I spent twenty minutes with three Red (Grey) Phalaropes (Polarsvømmesnipe) in the hope of getting some nice pictures of them. And the phalaropes didnt let me down, they acted like they usually do. And if you look at the pictures you will see that my presence only a few meters away from them did not disturb them anything. These beautiful birds have to be some of the most trusting birds in the world! I hope you will wnjoy the pictures I got.

June 19th

Today I got to photograph a few different birds. A pair of Long-tailed Ducks (Havelle) were lying in one of the ponds vlose to the dogyard, along with three male Tufted Ducks (Toppand).

I also found a male Red (Grey) Phalarope (Polarsvømmesnipe) in one of the small ponds in the valley which was more than pleased to show off its beauty to me.

mandag 21. juni 2010

June 18th

This days main avent was another Brent Goose (Ringgås) which visited the dogyard right outside of town. It was feeding together with ten pairs of Barnackle Geese and was just as little afraid as them, which allowed me to get quite close to it. What made the geese take flight remains a mystery, but at least I got to take a couple of departure-shots of the bird.:)

A feeding Dunlin (Myrsnipe) close to the car also gave good photos, so Im adding one of that one too.

fredag 18. juni 2010

June 16th

Today I found one of the Purple Sandpipers (Fjæreplytt) that we have ringed, feeding along one of the ponds in the valley. The orange color-ring and the lime-colored flag with the letter-combination on was easily seen.

I also found a pair of Teals (Krikkand) in the same pond and a very photogetic female Red (Grey) Phalarope (Polarsvømmesnipe) in one of the other ponds.

June 15th

Today I saw the Pectoral Sandpiper (Alaskasnipe) again. It was walking on the tundra, feeding amongst a flock of Purple Sandpipers (Fjæreplytt) and Dunlins (Myrsnipe).

June 12th

Another day with ringing gave a couple of nice shots. A pair of Red-throated Divers (Smålom) were feeding just outside the shore of where I am trapping, and an Ivory Gull (Ismåke) came and sat down on some debrie on the shore when I was just to leave for the night.

June 11th

Today I got to see how difficult it can be to photograph white birds once more. It was a nice and sunny day, and finally the Ivory Gull (Ismåke) was sat in the dogyard when I drove past it. The camera came out and I got ready to get some nice, easy pictures..... But the sun was strong, and the gull was bright white, so the pictures I got at first were very over-exposed. Not until the bird flew down to land on the remains of a seal-carcass I could get some OK pictures of it.

Also I got a couple of nice shots of a preening Dunlin (Myrsnipe) in one of the small ponds in the valley, so the day felt good when I came home in the evening.