spring is sprung in Harlosa

Today is a glorious sunny day
Blossoms are blooming
and I am preparing to return to Autumn

so to capture the moment
here is  a collection of photos taken
as I have witnessed
spring unveil itself
here in Harlosa….

 

Bird Lab begins

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…..