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One hole night


Hour by Hour between 2100-0500 the 8/9 July.

“ Never done this before with photographers but everything have to be a first time.
Bjørn Oddvar asked me-“should we go out to stay a hole night?”

Yes, why not, we would miss the football agains Germany and Brasil but anyway. 

PS! Got SMS from Odin during the match!! 7-1!!!

But this great summer night was just a pressent from mother earth!! Not much to say realy , this must be something you must see and feel.

Eagles, light, friends,coffe,laughter,tired,coffee,silence and Gulls. So this is pictures hour by hour.


 

Thank you. Eagleman

 


New hide!


So now i am ready for the Pine Marten. Have been a long project but now it’s ready.
The new hide

Pine Marten have been there for more than two years now and during the period i was building he was not taking food at all.I  was a litle bit afraid he was totaly gone, and my investment was a cabin in the forrest without any animal!! But two days after I was finished he was there again.

It’s also a great plase to take other pictures and the morning and evening light is stunning.
Pius Notter and his wife Brigitte have been in the hide midday and they did not see the Pine Marten but that is not a good time. They knew that. But realy great backlight, Squirrels and lots of small birds.
In the hide

Pius Notte is making ready to try the new hide


So now it’s time to get the first picture!! My wife Wenche , who are realy interessted in taking pictures now will be there a few nights during summer. I have also guests who is coming this summer and want to try.
This could be e great combination Pine Marten, Sea Eagles, Moose and lot more.
 

Great place to stay, two good beds and toilet

I have some days available during early July and also Sept. Realy looking forward to see who will get it first picture.


You are welcome to beautiful Flatanger. “fish is out eagle is coming”
Ole

Nikon D5300 and a wife.


All winter have been full of photographers from all over the world. Difficult winter as well with nearly no snow. But birds have been good. Hm!! Should never buy Wenche a camera for christmas!!

Hooded Crows. Photo: Ole M
So winterseason was over about 4.March and time for doing something with the family!!
So what happends? 16.March the winter came and LOOOOTS of snow. Wenche asked “ could we try the Golden Eagle hide?” Hm! Have not been feeding for a week and it’s saturday, mybe we try in November. But you know, when wifes get something in their head you just have to do what they say. Even sleep in a hide a Saturday night.

 
On the way to the hide. Photo: Ole M
Getting ready for the night. Photo: Ole M
So Saturday evening we went to the Golden Eagle hide about 2300 to have the night there. Better than start 0400 in a Sunday morning. Sleeping? Not much. Heard the Golden Eagle calling around 0600 and also Sea Eagle calling. Rock’n Roll this will be a great day. BUT! Golden eagle came but just to fast to get a picture because she got a young Sea Eagle on hear back! Nothing!! Shit!!
Eurasian Jay in good light, photo: Wenche
Something? Photo: Ole M
Got some ok Eurasian Jay pictures and we went back home about 1200, had to go back to take care of Juster (dog). After a nice Sunday dinner Wenche said “ I go back tonight and try Monday , maybe i can get my first Golden Eagle picture”
 
I could not because it was also a good day to do some more fishing  for the Sea Eagles. Have new guest coming for fishing Sea Eagles .
At 1700 in the afternoon Monday, a smiling girl came back , i can tell you, she was crying!! She had Eagles more or less all day and she was SOOOOOO happy. She got great pictures but i think  to be there alone and meet this amazing birds sitting in the trees , looking at you!! It’s more than pictures, it’s a meeting in nature which you never can explain. Must try this to understand.
Young Golden Eagle cleaning up, photo: Wenche

Young Golden Eagle, photo: Wenche

Adult Golden Eagle, photo: Wenche
 
Thank you for a great weekend Wenche and you should be happy with your christmas present!!
You can look at facebook at  NORWAY NATURE and also Wenche Anita Larsen Dahle. Just get in touch if you want Eagles for next winter, already good bookings.
 
Eagleman

Winter season is soon over


My winter season starts at 1. Nov and i stop about 10.March. This have been a different year. It started with a few winterstorms, realy hard and than a few weeks with good old winter. But the storms did some damage.

Looks good in early December 2013. Lauvsnes on a winterday.

Minna is cleaning the boat for a Desember day out with Sea Eagles in falling snow. Eagles are great all year and also in falling snow. Difficult, but great fun.
Hungry Gull in Desember and it was a LOT!!!

Nice people from the magazine Natur&Foto.  They got great pictures.

Last sun and last trip out with the eagles was about 18th Des, stil good light !!
My new christmas hat. look great!

During last days of Des 2013 all snow was gone. We had lots of nice walks in the mountains during Christmas. Realy great days with family and friends.

During one of the mountain walk i found this stone, did not know what is was before someone called me and said “ This is a knife from the young stoneage, about 5000 years old”

January and most of Feb have been realy different this year, no rain and no snow.Vey dry and we had a terrible fire south in Flatanger, mountains where burning and 63 houses, cabins and sea houses when into the fire. Really bad.

Part of Småværet who was realy bad. But everyone say they will build up again so people are strong!!
But even in this fire situation I had guests, and Jean-Michel and his group did well.
And Luigi  and Andre with their group.
So to all guest who have been here and make it possible for me to have a full time work as the “eagleman”  Thank you.
 
Have been people here more or less since 1.Nov last year and in the beginning of March i can have my first day of since 28.Des. Thank you all.
 
Now we go for spring and summer but it’s possible to have a go also in March and April. I am here.
 
All the best from the Eagleman

Holiday 2013


As a full time guide you dont realy have much holiday in summer.This year i had one week in August and than you think  “what to do ?”

 

 Mountain is calling and Edvard Løfsnæs and my brother in law Martin Klocke+ Juster did a 5 days trip with us in the beautiful area of Steinfjellet in Namsskogan. We had a realy hard walk up to the cabin, to much of everything in the backpack!! TO MUCH!!! I was realy tired when we reached the cabin after 3 hours walking, if you can call the last hour walking. I was like an Adder!

But for My wife Wenche and myself it’s easy realy.

But this is a real holiday for us. It’s amazing nature, great fishing, cloudberries, birds, good wine, great friends, cold water for swimming, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! I’ll tell you!
 
In this area , you feel just so relaxed, hard to explain but you are just filling up your body and head with pure positiv  energy, free to get from the nature.

 

But i also have the best work you can get, after a week away you are  ready to meet new people who want to have a good time in Flatanger, to meet our nature at the coast.

 
So in this pictures you can see it’s not bad!!  Ready to meet new people in 2014. So much to do around here. 
Ole


When autumn meets winter


November again. Days are getting shorter but there is still enough light for modern digital cameras. But where to go to take your photos? In Flatanger this is the time when autumn and winter fight with each other about who is in command. Rainy days are mixed with some sun and the possibility of snowfall is never far away. This variation in weather together with the varied locations provided by nature guide Ole Martin Dahle makes for fantastic opportunities when it comes to bird photography. This year, I spent a small week in Flatanger at the end of November, – and what a week!  Demanding – yes! Fun – Yes!
The first day was after a heavy storm and it was impossible to be in the hide. A ride along the coast revealed damaged house and in two cases where small storage houses simply blown away. Some gulls stood for today’s entertainment.

The next day was in the mountains with some rain. We had both a grouse and ptarmigan as extra treats so the golden eagles where happy, as well as we.

 In the late afternoon the snow started to fall and completely changed the landscape and our photos.
The snow continued during the night and the next day everything was covered in snow. The light turned better and the snow provided both backdrop and extra motion to the situations when the golden eagles where fighting. God bless the snow! 

 A sunny day provided a golden foundation for a shot of a landing eagle or a magpie taking off. 

After another night with snowfall,  Ole Martin offered a boat trip. Well dressed we went out in dull whether. Dull weather is Gull weather so the first shot was of a young gull. A flash with some CTO filters and a white balance on tungsten light gave some interesting effects.

Further out, the sun welcomed us and there was wonderful action. For me, the most interesting thing was the snow covered islands that gave a fantastic backdrop to the white tailed eagles. 

The very last day. A heavy snow fall was forecasted by yr.no. Ole Martin stretched the limit and we went off with the boat again. The snow fall was really heavy and gave the autofocus a hard time in the vanishing light. A shot with a shutter speed of about 1/100 s provided some speed in the shot of the diving WTE.

While the falling snow made an shot of an ordinary gull an interesting picture. 

As an example of our guides outstanding dedication, a couple of purple sandpipers where spotted on a small skerrie. With no hesitation, the boat was put to the shore and we could crawl out and take some shots of this very tough little bird.

I would like to thank my company during this week for some outstanding times in the hides, on the boat and not at least during the evenings in the nice house were we lived. Thanks to Minna and Markus, Mira and Dick, Frode, Kenny, Tom and last but not least, Ole Martin for a fantastic week when autumn meets winter.
Gunnar Aus
Sävedalen, Sweden


Alarm!!


A friend called me , “we saw a sick Sea Eagle on topp of a small island, just  moving the head a litle bit, can you do something about this?” I called the police and they asked me to do the job. I know what i had to do if the eagle was realy bad. Dont like it at all but someone have to do it.

My boys Odin and Vetle was ready to help me  so in a hurry into the boat and drive about 20 min.

Beautiful day and it’s hard to go out to take a birds life when you are so into the life with the eagles like i am. I am out 140 days with this birds. We found the island and the birds, a beautiful Orcide close to the bird with Cloudberries painting the ground.
As always, my son Vetle never climb the easy way, always find something steep. A call from him “ Father, it’s lots of feathers here, looks like a nest”
Now i understand and also see, this is a young bird , the nest is on the ground so the young Sea Eagle can easy walk around away from the nest.

I throw the stick away and hade a few min with this new generation Sea Eagles. Amazing to be so close!!
 

It became a wonderfull day with the boys and eagles, again!!


Pine Martin


For many years i have been feeding Pine Martin but the logisticc have not been good. Have to think how fare to drive, how long to walk and so.

Last autum i found a nice place on my own ground and it looks very good. Could get the early morning light from 0300-0600 and the warm evening light for many hours.

So than i started feeding. Just a few days later the food was gone!! YES!! So all winter i have been feeding and the Pine Martin have been very regulary.

But i had to find out when he came for food. My good friend Zenno from Holland came over for a few week to help me. He used cameras in the trees and different thing, you ALL know that i hate this technical stuff.

But Zenno found out. The Pine Martin is there from early morning and also in lunch time. He is also back in early afternoon so this was enough.

I had to build a new hide. So this days i am doing that – and before mid June it will be my new product. I would hope it can be possible to photograph the Pine Martin from April –Sept.

Could be lots of good combination trips. Pine Martin and Seas Eagles. Pine Martin / Sea Eagles/ Musk Ox. Pine Martin/ Great Snipe/ Sea Eagles/Moose/Artic Skua…………

So i am realy looking forward to have something new for my guests.

Cross fingers.


Juster


As you have seen from a blog this winter our dog Troj died.
WE desided to get a new one and we looked around and see what was possible.
We wanted a dog who could be a mountain dog and also a member of the family.
We found a place in Meråker at Fagermo kennel and they said it could be possible in late April.
They also said that is was a loooong waiting list and they were  not sure if they could promis that we could get from them.
But late March they called: – “You can have one if you are interested”.
YES!!

So now the dog is here! Hard to find a name but he is named JUSTER.
 
We already loves this beauty!