Saturday 2 December 2017

Punta de Sardina Lighthouse

The Punta de Sardina lighthouse is about as far as you can get to the North-West of Gran Canaria (Spain). I visited the place just to be able to say that I've been there. If that is your reason too for being interested in this place, by all means, do go. I doubt that I will ever return.
There is hardly any other reason for going there. There's the lighthouse, some sand and stone covered slopes, some cliffs on the waterfront and not much else. Have a look around in the image below and you will see that I'm right.
The cars there indicate that the locals come there to fish.

Cueva de la Furnía

To get here you have to take the GC-2 in the direction of Gáldar. Take Exit 25, just south of the town of Gáldar. At the first roundabout, drive straight thru and follow GC-202 to Sardina (see map below).
I'm not sure there is any parking nearby. The roads are very narrow.

Thursday 9 November 2017

Garden visitors 2011-2017

Feeding place in my garden-2241.jpg

This is a chronologic list with photos of all 40 bird species having visited our garden on Kongsgårdmoen (Kongsberg, Norway) since we moved in, August 2011.Every single photo below has been taken in my garden.

Sunday 5 November 2017

The Cuatro Puertas caves

This is a first test of sharing Google Street View images in a better way than the Google Map allows you to do. I will write a proper text about this particular site if this works well.
Before publishing it seems the arrows leading you to the image doesn't always point in the right direction. Sometimes there are more arrows than I intended it to be :-(

The Greenfinch

European Greenfinches (Grønnfink /Carduelis chloris) were among the first birds to visit the feeding station I started in our then new home on Kongsgårdmoen (Kongsberg, Norway) in 2011.
All the photos below were shot in my garden.

Adult male in late afternoon sunlight:
European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)-6939
Canon 60D, Sigma 150-500mm - 1/320, f/8, ISO1600, 500mm - June 28, 2012

Saturday 4 November 2017

The Chaffinch

I'll start with a male Common Chaffinch (Bokfink / Fringilla coelebs) in a beautiful nuptial plumage. The photo was taken in Funkelia (Kongsberg, Norway).
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), male-8137
Canon 550D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 - 1/640, f/5.6, ISO1600, 300mm - June 7, 2011