Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Detailed old map from the Utsira farm Hovland 1871

This hand drawn map was made in 1871 by Philipe A. Hilmers. The map is very esthetic and see how detailed it is compared with an ortophoto from 2004. Working with maps and planning it's inspiring to find some of these maps in the archive.

Inspired by Strangemaps

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Utsira is the Blocker King

Latest issue of the Swedich Rare Bird Magazine 'Road Runner' for Club 300 has listed up blockers between Sweden, Denemark, Norway and Finland. The Nordic Blockerlist is an interesting paper!

The paper however do'nt summarise the blockers between the contries. But pictures tells more than words? Seven of Seventeen blocker-photos were from Utsira.
Among these are: Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Brown Shrike, Masked Shrike, Sibirian Rubythroat, Pechora Pipit and my picture of the Thick-billed Warbler.

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