Bird watching in Sweden with Bird Safari Sweden



Saturday 13th of February 2021 and I left my cottage around 9 o'clock. It was a great day with sunshine and I was going to look for the Spotted Nutcracker. I realised that I had forgot my sheep skin so not possible to sit down on the cold rocks.

My Guide gave me a bucket of bird food yesterday and I will go back tomorrow and I will pack my sheep skin in my bag tonight so I won't forget it tomorrow. So I drove straight to the Hawk-owl area. No luck with the owl, but I saw two Golden Eagles that looked to be in a “spring time” love fight and we will most likely have Golden Eagle eggs this spring.

My Guide had recommended a trip to Mässingsbruket in Skultuna so this was my next stop. Too much ice on the stream so no sign of the White-throated Dipper, the reason for me to go there.

Winter bird watching in Sweden
The stream is covered with ice

Winter bird watching in Sweden
The stream is covered with ice

Winter bird watching in Sweden
The stream is covered with ice

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Mässingsbruket, Skultuna, Västmanlands län [SE-19], SE Feb 13, 2021 11:47 - 12:19
Protocol: Traveling
0.54 kilometer(s)
7 species

Common Magpie 1
Eurasian Jackdaw 2
Hooded Crow 1
Eurasian Blue Tit 1
Great Tit 4
Eurasian Nuthatch 1
Yellowhammer 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S81055258

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



I decided to go have a look at Sågdammen to have a look. Last time I was here it was summer and the stream was full of beavers. I will not see any beavers today as the stream is covered by ice.

Winter bird watching in Sweden
Sågdammen is covered with ice

Winter bird watching in Sweden
Sågdammen is covered with ice

Listen to the Great tit

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder with a ZOOM SSH-6 Shotgun. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity.

I think this is a call


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Sågdammen, Skultuna, Västmanlands län [SE-19], SE Feb 13, 2021 12:51 - 13:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.26 kilometer(s)
3 species

Great Tit 3
Eurasian Bullfinch 1 Male
Yellowhammer 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S81057938

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


I drove back to my cottage at Fallängetorp för folk och fä and I had falukorv for dinner.

Winter bird watching in Sweden
Making falukorv for dinner

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Sunday 14th of February 2021
and I left Fallängetorp för folk och fä around 9 thirty and I passed Hällby farm and I spotted 200++ Eurasian Jackdaw on the way to the eBird hotspot Skillberg, Fläckebo. The farm was full of the birds and I stopped to report them to eBird.

I was at the eBird hotspot Skillberg, Fläckebo at 10 o'clock. And as I had packed my sheep skin yesterday so it will not be any problem to sit on the rocks today. I walked up the hill and I could hear birds approaching the area.

I opened the bucket of peanuts and hazelnuts and the bird came to me and I had one Blue Tit coming to eat from my hand.

I put out peanuts, hazelnuts and butter and then I sat down to take pictures, or trying to take pictures. I was soon in a Eurasian Sparrowhawk action when the bird attacked a Great Tit.

Listen to the Great Tit

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder. ZOOM SSH-6 shotgun. High Pass Filter applied with Audacity

I was sitting one a rock and suddenly there was a terrible ruckus behind one off the trees. One Great Tit was running up the trunk calling. And the other bird was (Looked as) falling down behind the trunk and I thought it was a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

The bird took off and I saw that is was a Raptor, one Eurasian Sparrowhawk. Thanks to Bird Safari Sweden for ID. The Eurasian Sparrowhawk landed in the next tree and I saw the Eurasian Sparrowhawk attacking one more bird diving from the tree.

Another Great Tit is answering from a position behind me


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I see the Eurasian Sparrowhawk but it was impossible to get any pictures as there were twigs between my camera and the Eurasian Sparrowhawk. I sneaked around trying to get a picture.

I think it is a Goshawk but after sending the picture to Bird Safari Sweden and it was ID as a Eurasian Sparrowhawk, a new bird for me.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Great Tit, Parus major, चिचिल्कोटे, Talgoxe

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Spotted Nutcracker, Eurasian Nutcracker, Nutcracker, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Nötkråka
Spotted Nutcracker / Nötkråka

Eurasian Nuthatch or Wood Nuthatch, Sitta europaea, Nötväcka

Willow Tit, Poecile montanus, Entita

Willow Tit, Poecile montanus, Entita
Willow Tit / Entita

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major, Större hackspett

Coal Tit, Periparus ater, Svartmes

Coal Tit, Periparus ater, Svartmes
Coal Tit / Svartmes


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Skillberg, Fläckebo, Västmanlands län [SE-19], SE Feb 14, 2021 09:54 - 12:02
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 kilometer(s)
12 species

Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 Chasing the small birds
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3
Spotted Nutcracker 2
Hooded Crow 1
Common Raven 1 Heard only
Coal Tit 2
Willow Tit 1
Eurasian Blue Tit 9
Great Tit 15
Eurasian Nuthatch 1
Eurasian Blackbird 2
Eurasian Bullfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S81301700

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



There was a lot of birds and time passed very quickly. The sun moved quickly and the area was soon covered in shadow. I packed my things and I walked back to the car and I left for Salbohed. It is about 15 minutes to drive to Bird Safari Sweden's feeding.

I arrived there at 13 thirty and the sun was shining against me leaving the birds between me and the sun so no good pictures. There were plenty birds and I tried to get pictures of the Bullfinch.

Eurasian Bullfinch, Common bullfinch, bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Domherre
Female Eurasian Bullfinch / Domherre

Eurasian Bullfinch, Common bullfinch, bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, Domherre
Male Eurasian Bullfinch / Domherre

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eBird Report

Salbohed, Bird Safari Sweden feeding place, Västmanlands län [SE-19], SE Feb 14, 2021 13:27 - 13:46
Protocol: Stationary
7 species

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Willow Tit 2
Eurasian Blue Tit 6
Great Tit 9
Eurasian Nuthatch 1
Eurasian Bullfinch 7
Yellowhammer 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S81307291

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



I left and I went to look for the Northern Hawk-owl for the second time today on my way back home to Fallängetorp för folk och fä and I was in bed at 8 o'clock. Alarm set to go off at 4 in the morning and I will meet my Guide at the Supermarket in Salbohed. I will spend one more day at the Rough-legged Buzzard Hide.

Just click HERE to find out if I have more luck with the Rough-legged Buzzard tomorrow.




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