On this page I have collected, and will collect, movie clips of
other birds than the mastersingers and those
filmed in the Lunndörren project. But you
will also find butterflies, moths and hornets
here – no rarities, just for joy.
(forsärla), shore of
Lake Geneva, early January 2011. Camera: Canon HV-20, freehand.
(rödhuvad dykand), Geneva,
January 2011. See also below (2013)!
Here is a family of Eurasian Hobby
(lärkfalk). 14 August 2012, somewhere in Ale county,
Western Sweden. Camera: First sequences Canon XH-A1s, then XL-H1A with
Canon FD 100-300 lens, Telinga Pro V mic with parabole. See also below
the evening of August 14, 2012, a shorted eared owl kindly chose to hunt
near our house in Hålanda. I used the XL-H1A and a 100-300 mm Canon FD
lens to capture the feeling of its flight. Some digital zoom was added to
the first part.
(vit stork), Hålanda, May 28, 2013.
1 June 2013: An
evening at Morup's Tånge
, Halland at the Swedish West Coast. The
pied avocet (svenska: skärfläcka) plays a leading role in the little
movie. So does an anxious northern lapwing (topsvipa). You can also see
for example common redshank (rödbena), a couple of common shelducks
(gravand) demonstrating their own special rituals, and many Eurasian
oystercatchers (strandskata). Note in the third of the oystercatcher clips
how he/she rinses the sandworms in water before eating them! Also, one
European golden plover (ljungpipare) and a few late migrants: two dunlins
(kärrsnäppa) and one little stint (småsnäppa).
(större strandpipare) bathing at the
West coast of Öland, early June 2013.
(rödhuvad dykand), Glanäs, Lake
Tåkern, Östergötland, 16 June 2013.
(svartsnäppor) resting at Glanäs,
Lake Tåkern, 16 June 2013.
at Lake Hornborga, July 16 and 19, 2013.
(myrspovar), Morup, Halland, 24 July
(småsnäppor), Morup, Halland, 25 July
(rödbenor), Morup, Halland, 25
(tornfalksfamilj), Hålanda, 28 July
Feeding European siskins
(grönsiskor), Hålanda, 28
(vitkindade gäss), Galtabäck,
Halland, 12 Sept 2013.
Golden and grey plovers
kustpipare), Morup, Halland, September 5 and 18, 2013.
Young hobby falcon
(lärkfalk), Ale county,
Västergötland, August 15 2014.
2015: A little flock of broad-billed
sandpipers (myrsnäppa, Limicola falcinellus) at Morups Tånge,
12 June 2015:
A group of pied
(Recurvirostra avosetta, skärfläcka) feeding and
quarrelling in a stretch of shallow water at Morups Tånge, Halland.
Canon XL-H1A with standard lens; in principle this is a continuous
recording but some short parts of the movie had to be cut out. Sound:
Telinga Pro V with Stereo DAT mic, no filter applied.
For another avocet recording from the same day see https://vimeo.com/244820170
14 July 2015:
2015: A common redshank
(rödbena, Tringa totanus), obviously used to people, is the main
character in this sequence from Hornborgasjön.
A small artficial
wetland not far from Hornborgasjön turs out to be the home of beauty.
After the graphical Eurasian coat
Fulica atra), the exotic-looking Horned
(svarthakedopping, Podiceps auritus) appears, busy feeding
its young. Which is not always easy...
27 July 2015:
A family of Red-backed
(törnskata, Lanius collurio) in our garden in Hålanda.
3 November 2015:
A "murmuration of
starlings". Very large flocks of starlings have been called
"murmurations of starlings", and here is indeed a murmur! In the evening
of November 3, 2015, hundreds of thousands of starling are seeking night
quartier in treetops near the Tiber (Rome), including some in the
garden of Villa Farnesina. There is no big thought behind the film
composition; the sub-scenes simply follow one in their correct order of
time. The movie in full HD (1080p). Camera: Panasonic GH4, sound:
Telinga Pro V parabole with Stereo DAT mic.
(Spinx pinastri, Swedish:
tallsvärmare). Hålanda, July 2, 2010
(Vanessa io, Swedish:
påfågelöga). Hålanda, July 19, 2011
What is a meadow worth
(Steninge, Halland, August
(Vanessa atalanta, Swedish: amiral.
Steninge, Halland, August 15, 2011)
August–October 2011: Hornets
(Vespa crabo, Swedish: bålgeting) at their nest in Steninge,
Halland. Three occasions in August through October 2011. Hornets are
becoming more and more rare because people are so afraid of them. But
their sting is not more poisonous than that of an ordinary wasp, and
they are much less aggressive than wasps. I filmed them for hours at a
distance of around one meter, and they did not bother about me!
September 2013: Another
. A few glimpses of "our" honeybees in Båljen,
Hålanda. There are also a few bumblebees (humlor) and many hoverflies
(blomflugor) to be seen. It is in September (2013) and among the only
sources of nectar left are the red or yellow Helenium (Swedish: solbrud)
and the Centaurea scabiosa (väddklint). The buckthorne (havtorn) belongs
to the few shrubs and trees that the bees do not pollinate (it is wind
pollinated). But the bees just love buckthorne jam. – Camera: Canon
XL-H1A with original 20x zoom lens.
. A hornet (bålgeting) hunting hover
flies among peppermint flowers. Hålanda, August 10, 2014.
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