30 degrees C in Scania!
Bee Orchid, a new species on Swedish grounds since 2014 and still very rare in the south. For the first time we were allowed to visit one of the secret sites. Perhaps a bit late in the season, we found only three still in bloom.
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Corn Bunting. A very common bird in southern Europe but a scarce breeder in Scania. This male sang on an unexpected site, its song couldn't be mistaken for anything else.
White Stork went extinct in Sweden in 1954 but is now recovering well after many decades of captive-breeding. However, it can be difficult to find a bird that has not been in the hands of the researchers.
We counted up to six storks on the field just outside our weekend cottage. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we almost felt like being abroad.