Back at the Kingfisher place a cloudy Saturday
Cloudy. That is what this Saturday have been. I had higher hopes when I took the car and steered south to visit the Kingfisher in Skåne. I knew it would be cloudy when I got there, but the forecast also told me there should be sun later during the morning.
This time I had company of Andreas Jarl that wanted to tag along on the trip and I picked him up in Falkenberg where he lives. It is nice to have company as the time then flies by while driving which isn’t always the case when you travel alone.
If you are interested in looking at Andreas work then visit his page Snakebunk.
So what did this cloudy day bring?
The Common Kingfisher just made a short appearance and it did this early in the morning. I did take a sequence of pictures and one or two is okay in my books. I didn’t get the sharp crispness that I like, but still they are pictures of one of the more colorful birds that we have here in Sweden.
If the Kingfisher were a small disappointment then the Common Snipe was a big bonus.
I didn’t expect a Snipe to appear at the pond and certainly not one as photo chic as this one. It appeared just in front of the hides even before we had entered them. It stayed for almost two hours in different areas around the pond before it disappeared.
I like all three pictures that you can see in the gallery, but this is the one that I feel is a little different.
It is a closeup of the Snipe when it was just outside the tent. I like the texture from the feather on the breast of the bird together with the nice reflections in the eye. You can also see the pupil in this picture, which is a nice element to have.
I also have a soft spot for the Swan pictures. Both have moving water as a big part of the picture and that adds a little bit more if you ask me. Please check them out in the gallery.
It was really nice to spend some time with the Swan family as they were practicing how to take off from the pond. I suspect they probably will be gone next time I visit this place.