A visit at the Fish Harbour in Gothenburg
During the last week the spring has come to a halt here in Gothenburg. We have had temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees during the nights and it was no exception last night.
I checked the forecast at Friday night and it seemed to be reasonably good weather so I checked if there were any rarities visiting us. I found reports of a Glaucous Gull at the Fish Harbor here in Gothenburg and decided to make a stop there if I went out.
When I woke up I rechecked the weather and nothing had really changed so I packed my gear and headed out a little bit later than I use to. The first top I made were at my home turf at the mouth of Säveån. I saw the Little Grebe far off but couldn´t see anything else of interest there and decided to move on.
When I passed by Gasklockan, a old building here in Gothenburg, I checked for the Peregrine Falcons but none seemed to be at home. So instead I steered the car towards the Fish Harbor to see what I could do there.
When I arrived at the Fish Harbor I could see 2 other persons standing on the pier. Both seemed to be searching for the Gull so I felt assured it would be found if it still where here. I went out onto the pier and chatted with them and got the news that it hadn´t been seen. I chose to stay put and chatted with the people coming and going before I started to take any pictures.
This is a hint that more should take and that is to stay put and not hurry from place to place. If you want good pictures then get a feeling for the place so you know what you can do there. It is also important to let the wildlife to get accustomed to you being there so quick hit and runs isn´t good at all.
So what did the today’s session bring for me back in my home town Gothenburg?
Well I got a couple of nice photos of the Great Cormorant in breeding plumage.
I really like how they look with the white head feathers and the turquoise eye. I find them spectacular and photo chic specially in breeding plumage. They are also a good for practicing flight shots as they always speed close to the water’s surface.
And please check the rest of the pictures in the Gallery as you hopefully will find some to your liking.