A ventral view of a male. Invasion year for this specie in southern Scandinavia, birds coming from Finland ( banded in the north), other birds we don't know, but the last week end, we could enjoy the birds just a few centimeter form us.
Éric was born in the northeast of France in 1965. His interest in birds started in the early 1970’s, when he spent time discovering nature and raptors, in particular. In the mid-1980’s, he found that birdwatching was the ideal hobby for him and he became an active member of the French ornithological society, LPO. He participated in several bird breeding censuses, migration counts and studies of the Sparrowhawk in France (4 years).
In the head of a young boy reading nature magazines, a dream of the beautiful Scandinavian wilderness came alive. He realized his dream and has for the last 20 years been living in Oslo. Éric’s bird interest is still growing and he has spent a lot of time studying and ringing Sparrowhawks in Norway during the last 15 years http://www.cr-birding.org/node/3195.
He is a member of the Norwegian ornithological society, NOF. From 2006 to 2015 he has on several occasions been a birdwatcher leader for NoF Travel http://naturogfritid.no/Nof_Travel, as well as a local birdwatcher leader for the NOFOA http://nofoa.no.
Several trips to different countries have made him even more keen on his hobby of birdwatching as well as his studies of feathers and moulting http://www.alulawebsite.com.
In June 2005, he started to make some short video clips, to learn more about birds identifications and behaviour. Since 2014 taking photos of birds has been a new challenge for him using Nikon D500 and Sigma 150-600 serie S.
Norway, China (Global), Ghana, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Portugal, France, Spain, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Oman, Israel, Hungary, Georgia, Morocco, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Senegal, Croatia, Great Britain, Poland, Western Sahara, Denmark, Greece, Romania, USA (United States), Austria, Sweden, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Qatar, Djibouti, Tunisia.