Back to the Golden Eagle of Kalvträsk
The last leg of this winters Eagle season has now stared for me and it ends exactly at the same place as it started and that is at Conny Lundströms place in Kalvträsk.
This time I have four other people with me that never has been here before. Tommy Eliasson, Frode Wendelbo and Robert Graham, and Tommy´s wife Gunilla.
Yesterdays flight from Gothenburg to Umeå went smoothly and we got picked up by Conny, his wife Catarina, and Daniel Nordgren, the photographer that I spent two days with here in Kalvträsk last October. I must admit that it felt strange when we landed as the temperature was much warmer here than back home. I actually heard news today that spring has come to this part of Sweden due to the warm weather over the last week. Still they have over 60 cm of snow making this strange.
Now we are back from the first day in the Eagle hide. I would say we had a successful day with many good photos. Sadly the star of the show only did a short appearance for 10-15 minutes. It was the male Golden Eagle that came in to feed before being called by the female. I understand that the warmer weather might have triggered the work with rebuilding the nest that has collapsed a little during the winter. That is of course not good for us if our only goal would have been the Golden Eagle.
Not only Eagles in front of the lenses
Thankfully we have had some extra actors taking up a big part of the show today. They were the usual suspects, like in October, with extra actors like the Grey-headed Woodpecker and the Eurasian Bullfinch. I will show pictures later of these new birds for me, but first I like to introduce the main actor. The male Golden Eagle of Kalvträsk.
I managed at least two nice photos of the male Golden Eagle today and the first is just before landing to feed.
I will not say so much about the picture more than this.
Full screen please! It is the only true way to see this picture.
The second one is unfortunately not 100% as I clipped a small part of the tail of the Golden Eagle. This is almost a fab shot, but still it’s a good picture and one that I can feel proud of.
Now I am off to bed as I need to sleep at least five hours before day two. Each day at this Eagle workshop begin when I wake up at 4:00. They say we will have colder weather tomorrow and that will hopefully mean Eagles at the site.
Here are links to the two other days here in Kalvträsk.