Cat meets Fox

My wife and I had quite a surprise at breakfast today, when we were watching a cat outside our house and a fox suddenly came out from the woods. The cat’s strategy was clear: Get as high up as you can and try to look as big and dangerous as possible. And the strategy worked, the fox left and there was no fighting. Picture taken through the kitchen window.

Cat meets fox (photo: Jan Nergård)
Cat meets fox (photo: Jan Nergård)

World Ocean Day

It is World Ocean Day today. I have selected two very old pictures for the occasion. Both are from the Lofoten islands in the north of Norway. One is from 1974, the other from 1983. These are old color slides that I have digitalized. Click the picture to see a larger version.

From Lofoten 1974 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1974 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1983 (photo: Jan Nergård)
From Lofoten 1983 (photo: Jan Nergård)

Zorro just moved in

The spring is here, and many birds are looking for a new home. I try to help them a little by putting up some accomodation. I had larger birds in mind for this house, but the nuthatch could hardly wait till I had taken my ladder away before he moved in. Here he’s admiring the view from his new house. I call him Zorro because of his black mask, of course.

Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)
Zorro at home (photo: Jan Nergård)

The winter is here

We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.

Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)
Beautiful bird (photo: Jan Nergård)

A short but lovely vacation – part six: Back to Høvringen

After a coffee and a delicious waffle at Smuksjøseter we were set for the last part of our hike. We would be following the gravel road back to our “base” at Høvringen. Not as good as hiking in the terrain, but great anyway. A minibus passed us a couple of times with passengers who had had enough of walking for the day, but else there was no traffic. Back at Høvringen we had a shower and a rest, and a lovely dinner to end a perfect day.

View back at Smuksjøseter from the northern shore of the lake Høvringvatnet (photo: Jan Nergård)
View back at Smuksjøseter from the northern shore of the lake Høvringvatnet (photo: Jan Nergård)

Hiking from Smuksjøseter back to Høvringen (photo: Jan Nergård)
Hiking from Smuksjøseter back to Høvringen (photo: Jan Nergård)

Hiking from Smuksjøseter back to Høvringen, looking back (photo: Jan Nergård)
Hiking from Smuksjøseter back to Høvringen, looking back (photo: Jan Nergård)