Category Archives: Animals
Two magpies hunting for insects I suppose. The one to the left may be learning from the one to the right – or just looking for the right moment to snatch a catch.
Perching cormorants by the river a dull, damp autumn day. I’m not sure what the one in the middle is doing. It held this position for over a minute.
An ant and her shadow on a fallen birch trunk in the woods of Annedal.
A watchful hare in the churchyard of Lundby gamla kyrka.
This pug was travelling on the ferry down the river to Klippan. For some reason I was reminded of the phrase associated with the late Queen Victoria: “We are not amused”.
This big fly – larger than my thumbnail – was resting by the window of the bus next to my seat. It didn’t seem to mind me pointing a massive camera at it for this macro shot. I’m not used to flies with this banded colouring – in my imagination all flies are black, except the big blue bottles and green bottles Swedes call spyflugor (vomit flies). I know there are other colours, but this one seems to be imitating a wasp and I’ve never noticed that before in a fly so large.
Jack Sparrow taking an interest in my fika in the sunshine at Villa Bellparc on Saturday. Sparrows may be flying vermin – or small pirates – but this one takes a nice photo. Sparrows – so Wikipedia tells me – don’t have a generic nickname though the Tudor poet John Skelton wrote a poem about Phillip Sparrow. Still, I choose to call this one Jack.
(By the way, a fika is both a coffee break and “something to eat with a cup of coffee”.)