A sibling to one of yesterday’s moorhen chick trying to join a perch of black-headed gulls on a birch trunk leaning over Slättadam. Can anyone join this club? I suspect the answer is: No! … Continue readingCan anyone join this club?
A moorhen chick exploring the shoreline of Slättadam. (Common moorhen = Rörhöna – Gallinula chloropus.) I haven’t seen moorhens on Slättadam before, suddenly there’s a mother with a clutch of six chicks – fluffy balls with huge feet. … Continue readingExploring
A pair of swans seems to have taken up residence on Kvillebäcken, the stream that runs by the new residential district under construction. I think is a good sign about the quality of the water in this little beck despite its muddy colour. … Continue readingKvillebäcken swans
A carrion crow sat in an ash,
Watching a photographer using his flash,
Caw-caw the carrion crow,
Actually I wasn’t using my flash and don’t mostly, preferring natural light, but the rhyme was the best that came to mind. The original is an old English folk song. … Continue readingCaw-caw the carrion crow
May your summer be spent in clover! It’s hard, deliberately to catch a bee in flight – this photo is a result of happy chance. Can’t see the bee? Look at the detail crop below.
… Continue readingBee in clover
A magpie exploring a rubbish heap by the car park outside the southern entrace to the Liseberg funfair. I think it’s looking for attractive scraps to use in its nest – I feel a certain sense of affinity. Isn’t this blog a little like a magepie’s collection of bits and pieces. I took several photos of this magpie and its mate picking over this pile of grit and rubbish. … Continue readingMagpie exploring
A rain-bedraggled crow in the branches of a budding birch tree. Sun (see yesterday’s photo) is one aspect of the spring, the other is April showers – or in this case a solid drizzle that seems set to go on all day. … Continue readingRain-bedraggled crow