Well here i am in Harlosa Sweden…..
Today was spent on a bike riding from bird sanctuary to bird sanctuary via the military training base that acts as a reserve when there isn’t target practice happening…. (Ate breakfast yesterday to the gentle sound of guns firing!!)
Apparently the tanks have played an important environmental task…digging up the earth which brings the insects and flowers to the surface…. so now that they don’t use tanks the military go in with tractors to purposely dig up the land…..
I have become very interested in the sounds that surround me… and have been recording via my IPhone the different calls. This maybe a little to do with the lack of extreme zoom on my camera so i am unable to capture the images I want… But also I love the way birds fill the air with music….
The willow trees here are very very old… and they have been maintained by harsh pruning that create lines of tall cropped trunks through the landscape.
We saw a stork nesting on top of one… and below one of the tree’s was a pile of willow…so i have found some materials to begin the first nest/basket…..
What an amazing variety of nests. the last photo of the multiple nests in one tree is really incredible.
All those nests belong to ravens (or crows…yet to be determined!) …..