Since the blog has been neglected the last eight months I thought it would be good to post an update. I have been active on social platforms and “forgotten” to post here regularly.
In January and February I mostly did birding and photography local here in Søgne.
First picture is of a Greater white-fronted geese that visited late in January.
Second picture is of an Eurasian wren that lives in a small local forrest. This picture is taken early February.
In March I visited a hide in Marnardalen to get pictures of the goshawk.
I went into the hide at 04:30 in the morning and the first thing I heard when I had setup was this little guy. It was still dark but I managed to capture him using ISO 6400.
Where there is food there is jays, the noisiest and most colourful bird in the forrest this time of year.
And of course the main attraction did arrive around 11 o’clock. I did manage to get lots of good pictures this day and you can find most of them in this gallery on my 500px account.
April started off slowly with local birding before I did a workshop at Runde.
First off the local birding picture before showing you the results from Runde. This is the first wagtail of the season at a local beach. He nicely posed on a small rock in the water.
End of April I packed up my gear and headed to an island outside my hometown called Runde. It was my first time visiting this location even though I grew up under two hours from it.
The workshop was held by Roger Brendhagen who is a professional Norwegian nature photographer and Nikon ambassador.
I got to the island an hour later then expected due to tunnel and ferry issues that is quite common in these parts of Norway. The first evening we walked up to “Lundeura” where the puffins roam.
We also did a boat trip around the island and got to see the Northern gannets hunting and looking for nesting material.
Unfortunately the nesting material is not always natural but waste from fishing nets and ropes that we are throwing in the sea.
Please do pick up your trash and do not waste our seas #oneocean.
The gannets are majestic birds that really needs to be seen close up.
We got up at 4:30 in the mornings to get the morning light. This guy was a part of a small flock of seven European golden plovers that where resting at the beach. These birds are normally seen in the mountains and not at the shoreline.
If you want to visit Runde you can contact me for some insider tips on where and when to look for birds.
More images from my trip to Runde can be seen on 500px.
In May the temperature started to climb and this is probably the only picture of our lawn green this year. We have had temperatures of 20-30 degrees celsius since and there has not been any rain until late August.
June was my woodpecker month it seems, I got information about a black woodpecker nest just 10 minutes from our house. I went down one morning and this fledgling had left his nest already.
When I was looking for ospreys I met this angry Great spotted woodpecker that wanted me to leave the area as their nest was close by.
July started of with a vacation to Ebeltoft, Denmark. This guy was standing in a field when my oldest kid and me where looking for birds.
Late July the moon eclipse was the attraction. I tried to get the moon behind the lighthouse but the angle from the place I sat was wrong. So then I tried to save the evening with a wide angle shot.
Feel free to head over and take a look.