Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sweden, 2019 - With Friends Like These....

... who needs birds?

Some of the best, and least uptight, birder-ornithologists you'll ever meet
In truth, the Falsterbo Bird Show was just as much about the people (if not more so), and what a bunch of sunny souls... old and new friends and good, good times.

Identity theft
"Look, there's another hundred Red-foots"
The lighthouse garden - Sophie (centre) still its ringing custodian after many decades
Youth team 
Bjorn inspiring the next generation... over the course of the Bird Show, many hundreds of schoolkids got first-hand experience of ringing and migration  
The lighthouse garden just after dawn
Måns demonstrating the new Swarovski BinoMug

Vismigging at the lighthouse

Spouse misuse of the migration observation deck
The venue for the bird show, a stone's throw from the beach and raptors streaming over
The roof observation deck at the Bird Show
More deck misuse - although she did wake up to watch a Red-foot circle over her head for 30 seconds before nodding off again
Bjorn and daughter Louisa leading the Bird Bingo!
Part of the bird show, from the roof, before it got busy....
A spot of birding away from the crowds