The autumn season has started, so far with both Golden eagles and other birds and also Nothern lights in the evening.

The result of the mating pictures I took some months ago: the young male left the nest a couple of hours ago and this is the young females last minutes in the childhood home. I have spent a lot of time the last month on a steep mountain side photographing this two growing siblings, in cooperation with experts on wild Golden eagles. 

The result of the mating pictures I took some months ago: the young male have just left the nest and landed on the ground. I have spent a lot of time the last month on a steep mountain side photographing this two growing siblings, in cooperation with experts on wild Golden eagles. 

A photo from last night :170610  We look forward to the Osprey photo season. The Osprey is looking out over the lake with the moon in the background. Here you also can see the floating hide from where we photograph the Osprey.

10 June 2017 at 00:03:52: we met several moose last night, among them this cow with a calf born just a few days ago.
It´s a good time for moose safari right now with the bright nights and daylight around the clock.

The Golden eagle mating season is going on right now. This picture is from the beginning of March. 

The Golden eagle season goes on with eagles all days so far from we started the season 2016.

Now the snow have started to fall , this picture from beginning of November 2016.

The Golden eagle season has started, this picture taken 161001.

From the reflection pond 161001

Last night was magic; 16-08-30 with the northern light in Västerbotten, north of Sweden.
The Golden eagle photo season is coming up. Why not make a combination of both?

Still good with  the Black grouse lek in begining of May.

The Black grouse lek is  closing in to the top.
Some pictures from the last days.

2016 has started very good with both Golden eagles and foxes even at the same time.

Some pictures taken  18th December 2015 Golden eagle and raven

White tailed sea-eagle and raven

  18th December 2015 

18th December 2015 Golden eagle

We´re finally getting some snow up here in the north. Right now there are both Golden eagles and White tailed sea eagle around the hide.

Red fox and raven are also around.

The autumn has been quit good.  Right now there are both Golden eagles and White tailed sea eagle around the hide.

Just found this fellow some hours ago. (Ural owl)

Yesterday was successful Golden eagle during the day and northern light in the evening.

Golden eagle & magpie

This night I could shoot both the Milky way and Northern light from the roof of my eagle hide.

A good start on the eagle season with both close-ups and Golden eagle in autumn coulors.

From now in September - February we will have good opportunity for pictures of The Milky way and Northern Light.














































One of the summer's photo project has been to document how a young golden eagle evolved over a few weeks before leaving the nest. The photographing was conducted in close consultation with experts at the Golden Eagle in Västerbotten and was not initiated until the young bird had grown up considerably in order not to endanger the nesting result. The youngster is mostly alone in the nest and the parents show up about once a day to leave food.
By now the nesting is completed. It has been interesting to follow the Golden eagle youngster growing up; it has now left the nest and already become sure of wings in its new element: airspace.





 

Eventually the whole prey is left to the youngster because it should learn to cut by itself. A recurring prey during the month of July has been viper. The parents has flown in with  snakes without head but still freshly caught ,death spasms have continued for a long while in the nest. Viper seems to be food that is easy for the young bird to handle and quickly swallow. Picture: The female coming in with Viper.


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The male is coming in with prey.

Female flying over the nest when the juvenil begs  for food.

All together.

Just left the nest for the adventure outside. 

Ready to leave their little nest for a bigger world.

Black grouse flying in above the shore.

Last night I got the new floating hide in the right position for Black-throated diver and even Black grouse. I think it is amazing to get photos of this two species at the same time,

Black grouse late april.

Black grouse from early april.

Red fox and Raven from the last days in March.

Golden eagle from the last days in March.

Red fox photographed from the eagle hide yesterday.

The Boreal owl moved in today in its favorite tree. It just sat there when I passed this afternoon.

After a perfect day yesterday in the eagle hide we got the dessert: a perfect northern light.

Golden eagle photographed  from our eagle hide, this picture from February 2015.

Golden eagle photographed  from the close-up settings  from our eagle hide, this pictures from February 2015. Are you interested in pictures of eagles? Here you have the possibilitys for both portraits and eagles in the landscape. Welcome.

 Golden eagle a picture from yesterday, the time of the winter solstice. 

Golden eagle photographed in the blue hour. Golden eagle photographed in the blue hour.
Golden eagle and Raven the time of the winter solstice.

Golden eagle with the White mountains in the background; a picture from the time of the winter solstice.

 Golden eagle a picture from the time of the winter solstice. 

A picture from today. The male  area eagle in the field, also some new golden eagle com ing in.

The new eagle feel worried and screaming, before being attacked.

Female area eagle keeps control on the territory. One can see that the snow has started to stay up in the mountains. (background)

This weekend's workshop with Golden Eagles in autumn colors were successful with both close-ups and eagle in the landscape. Next workshop I run in late November. www.connylundstrom.com

The new photoseason has started with succesful reflection pictures of Golden eagles and other birds and good pictures of eagles in the landscape as well. Looking forward to a lot of beautiful photos during the Golden eagle season until the end of March 2015.

The design of the new pond at the eagle hide is now ready. Are you interested to photograph golden eagle reflections? Click Rentals "The Golden eagle hide"

Starting in late September 2014

Here some photos from the start at the end of September and beginning of October last year.

Now I have paddled ca 70km on two different water ways. In the smaller river -which had a lonely and beautiful running- there was “ relics” (old logs) from the log-driving epoch so I had to drag the canoe here and there. I have come close to birds and animals like for example several beavers, moose, whopper swans, goldeneyes and wild ducks

For the first time I got pictures of owl from the canoe. Hawk owl .

Whooper Swan taken from the canoe.

Curious moose from the canoe

Whooper swan and full moon in the middle of the Nordic early summer night.

Now I have started this year's canoeing. First, we focus on beaver.
My plan is to find three different waterways to follow for several days.
 

Black throated diver 

Ural Owl from yesterday.

Black throated diver from last night

Black grouse playing ground has now started.

Common Cranes catching fish outside the floating hide a picture from yesterday.


The new floating hide works very well. A large number of whooper swans are around right now and this morning I even got mating pictures.  At nighttime with a clear sky the stars are reflecting beautifully in the water.

A picture from last week. March, April and October are my favorit months for successful close-ups of Golden eagles.

Golden eagle
Goshawk
Goshawk

Dancers in the snow.

From the eagle hide today.

Golden eagle Close-up, a February portrait.

Take off

A  picture from the Golden eagle hide today .

– 25 degrees and the White-throated Dipper don´t hesitate to dive in the water.

Blue tit photographed from the eagle hide.

White-tailed Sea-eagle & Golden eagle

A picture from today 311213: Golden eagle and Magpie will end this year 2013. Happy New Year!

Golden eagles Golden eagles

Golden eagles, a picture from yesterday.

Eagle Shooting continues very good. with visits from both golden eagles and sea eagles

Golden eagles
One eyed Sea eagle
Sea eagles
Golden eagle
Golden eagle
White-tailed Sea-eagle

The start of the eagle season has been very good with many pictures of golden eagles and other birds. This is a picture from 13-11-04 a golden eagle in  snowfall, but still autumn colors

Golden eagle workshop Golden eagle workshop

This weekends workshop was successful both with Golden eagles and other birds.

White tailed sea eagle workshop
Grey headed wodpecker workshop

A picture of a Siberian jay photographed this evening at the White Mountains Nature Reserve in northern Sweden. The evening's last light of the sun appears on the bird's wings.

Raven at the pond in front of the eagle hide.

Golden eagle in autumn colors. Golden eagle in autumn colors.

Today,  27/9 2013 started the eagle season besides Golden eagle there were many small birds as jays and different tits.

Red Squirrel photographed from the eagle hide.

Eurasian jay
Great tit

Morning light over Osprey water this morning 2013-08-11

looks good at the Osprey nest, the youngster gets its breakfast served this morning.

It looks great around the ospreys this summer and I’ll be photographing from late july through early august. A falcon pair is also nesting in the vicinity so it’ll be a possibility to get pictures of them both.

Before photographing the osprey and falcon it is very important to prepare the right way so you
don’t disturb their nesting. It’ll be just before the youngsters learn how to fly.

 I will follow the photographer to the hide and then leave, after that the birds will return straight away. Interested?


This picture is from last summer.

 

 

Osprey in nordic summer light. Picture taken from canoe

The beaver  warning and splashing the water.

Last night I started up photographing  beaver from one of the new canoes. 

The canoe works well as floating hide.

Black-throated Diver

Now the season for capercaillie is almost over.
I am glad that several of my guests were successfull with the combination to get pictures of Capercaillie, Black grouse and Golden eagle at the same visit.

Capercaillie this morning 13-05-05 still playing, the snow is almost gone.

Capercaillie play ground this morning 13-05-01.

Thomas Jensen tested for Canon : Canon 1DX and the lenses EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM and Ef 200mm f/2L IS USM from my eagle hide. This is one of the pictures. Foto: Thomas Jensen.

Sweden or the world's most famous Golden eagle? Now on National Geographic.

A picture of "Vindelörnen" photographed from my eagle hide by Lennart Hessel, is now on display at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Website

 

 

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/05/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-27/golden-eagle-male-lennart-hessel/

 

 

 

 

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/29/top-25-wild-bird-photographs-of-the-week-26/lennart-hessel-golden-eagle-male/


Even the Grey-Headed Woodpecker came to visit near my eagle hide the first day.

White Mountains this morning.

A picture photographed from my eagle hide in November last season.
Yesterday I heard the Black Woodpecker around my eagle hide. I hope this season will be as god as last, when we had the woodpecker visiting the whole season.

The young golden eagle in the nest. Perhaps it is the result of the mating eagles "Vindelörnen" and his female I photographed earlier this year. Photo: Bjarne Modig

Climbing to the Golden eagles nest to ring a young eagle.This is one of the top climbers in Sweden , Bjarne Modig. I think this is the area eagles nest where "Vindelörnen" rules.

Last night I went checking out sites for Black throated diver. It's still high water for the season and the rain continues. A wonderful feeling appear when a whooper Swan flew over the camp at night.

You can also get good pictures of the landscape.

Birds in Sweden/Fåglarna i Sverige.

 

I'm happy that two of my Golden eagle photos are represented in the newly published book.It's the result of 15 years work by the countries best bird experts.
But then it's also one of it's kind. No other country has so far presented such detailed information of it's birdfauna.

 

Today started finally the capercaillie courting season, after a late beginning this year.

Still lots of snow. My guests have been on the capercaillie in the morning and in the Eagle hide in the afternoons. Surprisingly good results on eagle shooting. One of my guests have an incredible picture of the golden eagle as I hope will be published in Sweden.
Capercaillie have been more difficult, but we will not give up. This is a picture from last February, Golden eagle on a dead fox.

Wolverine tracks that I had the pleasure to encounter, a few days ago.

Woverine track.

Raven & Red fox from yesterdays shooting.