Friday, March 26, 2010
Trandansen at Hornborgasjön
I'm looking forward to returning to Hornborgasjön in Sweden next week. Lake Hornborga is the staging site in Sweden for almost the entire population of Eurasian Cranes in Scandinavia. In 2009 the peak day count during the spring passage was 18500! I've hired a photography hide for two days/nights so I'm hoping the light is good and I get some misty sunrises this year - something I missed in 2008/09.
Webcameras installed at the main visitor centre give good views of the Crane flocks: http://www.webbkameror.se/djurkameror/hornborgasjon/index.php
Further north, I've also booked a hide for the Whooper Swans at Tysslingen - the spring staging site for around 4000 birds! Some snowy conditions would nice here. See the website at: http://tysslingen.com/
The blog will be quiet until about mid-April as I head straight out to Andalucia after this trip for my usual undergrad field course to Zahara de los Atunes but I'll try to post something during this time. Meanwhile here are a few photographs from Sweden in 2008/09.