2 hours in the hide


This was the day when nature changed from something between autum and spring in few hours.

But Sunday morning, the advent Sunday , was just fabulous!! Meant to take a mountain walk with the boys and the dog,but it was to much snow, and it was still snowing!!
I let the boys sleep, I am heading to the small bird hide, could be nice to get small birds in snow.


Into the forest, dark realy, but good enough for me:-) This is always fun, fast small birds, asking for more speed but this is the light i have., take it or leave it.


Hade a nice sesion with Coal Tit, Eurasian Jay, Great Tit, Willow and Crested.
Heard from the lad sitting with the Golden eagles, four GE in the snow!! Bastard!! 🙂



But when I whent out the light was very dramatic, and when you want to do everything you are just doing everything wrong!! And i am not good at this.


Forecast say more snow!!
I need some more pictures for my blog. I’ll try to get some more landscaps.Take care!
Ole m


Crazy photographers


– “I’ll sleep in the hide tonight,” crazy photographers. Kjartan called me 2300.

– “Ok, I will see you tomorrow morning, Stian and I will be there about 0700. Say hallo to Bjørn Oddvar”.

I am not using the hides a lot, 2-3 times every winter, have no time. So I took my 30D and 300mm 4.0 and a thermos of coffee. Look like it would be a nice day, not snow but spakling star above us.

0700 we arrived the hide, Stian Holmen and I. On the floor Kjartan and Bjørn O. still sleeping.
Good to sit like this, have a joke and some coffe. Good to have this crazy photographers as friends.

See the light as the night disappears, feel the morning, hear the first Eurasian Jay, its just great!

After 2.5 hour, a sound of big wings and something landing at the bait, that’s what we where waiting for, adult Golden Eagle, this beauty of a bird, power, beauty and the EYES!!! Looking around for a few minuts, than a pice of the food. Cameras start to play, and this is just rock’n roll. A few hundred pictures, Golden Eagles had enough after 70 min. Ohh!!

Now we can have a break!! A few hundred shots of the Eurasina jays and THAN, a new juv Golden Eagle appear on the scene. We were to slow to get the great inflight! Shit!!
But now we have this Beauty of a juv. Golden Eagle, and it stayes for 2 hours.

What a day! Good laughs, good friends and real Golden Eagles outside.
Hmm – Maybe I should be a photographer:-)

Ole M


Redwing


Not the 16.Nov. You should not be here litle beauty, you should be south, prepairing for next years comeback!! My car could not stop on this ice coverd roads before it was to late. In the mirror I could see something lying on the road.


I stoped the car and walked back. I could see the last convulsions from this litle Redwing and feel the heat of a litle dying bird. I feel sad, you had no chance litle Redwing. YOUR song will not be heard anymore. That’s because of me.

Is it only a bird?

Ole M


Walking around


After a successful workshop, with my good friend Brutus Øsling and 7 Swedish photographers, I had Monday 9-11 off.

I told my wife Wenche that I should use that day for some backup fishing.

But as you all know, if they know you have a day of, they want to make a plan!! 🙂
She did not ask for cleaning the house!!!! She said: – “shouldn’t we have a day together, let’s have a mountain walk”.


Plan was made for Monday. Beautiful morning when we started, minus 4 , sun and some mist, I do not take a lot of pictures but today I couldn’t let it be.

In the shadow there was ice, lots of subjects, 7 Willow Ptarmigans was pushed out from some trees by our dog Troj.

Tracks of Moose everywhere. It feels so good to walk when the temperature is low, air is clean and you could walk for days, and a big man like me , I can tell you, was drenched in sweat!!!


After 4 hours walk we made a good fire, made our food over open fire, also this way of making cofe is the best way. It tasted great.




A day like this makes you feel VERY happy to be a part of this beautiful nature, I am normaly a happy “young” lad but this day was just what I needed with my wife.

Thank you Wenche and Troj, a great day togetter with you two. Boys was at School.

New group today and the Golden Eagles, Goshawk and Sea Eagles are as good as last year. Mybe we should make a 7 days workshop , just walking around:-)

With my new ice-filter

Ole Martin Dahle, www.norway-nature.com