One Trip EVERY Month Challenge: Hornborgasjön

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I had been dreaming of Hornborgasjön since I was a teenager – being an avid bird watcher for years. But somehow we never went. Spring is a busy time of the year and Hornborgasjön is situated in the middle of nowhere. Finally, I got to see it. Thanks to my son moving to and studying in Skövde, some kilometres from this famous lake.

Parking our car – we heard them clearly – the cranes.

Walking towards the lake was a dream. The sound of the cranes was not as dominating as I thought it would be. The graceful birds were thrown out in a string of pearls along the water pools.


And more cranes were flying in …

A breathtaking 19 800 cranes were there this sunny day. Together with…


ornithologists and photographers…

…and of course children! Playing quietly when bird watching got tiresome…

I never got tired of course. Fascinating birds in a beautiful environment on a delightful morning – what more could I ask for?

Five o’clock the next morning we were back to see the birds flying in, from their safe resting places out in the lake, to have breakfast with us.


For more of my pictures, a closer view and more information about the graceful cranes and Hornborgasjön, click here.



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  1. Pingback: Cranes II | Bente Haarstad Photography

    • Thank you, Suzanne – it was indeed magnificent. Maybe I’ll return some day…but on the other hand, nothing compares to the first time. And with that weather too.

  2. Thanks for bringing me along .. it must have been amazing, I have wanted to go for years too. So glad where able to go back. And I really like too how you describe the birds like pearls. Beautiful, but you’re a beautiful soul.
    Fantastic images …

  3. That, is such a blue river and blue sky. Such a feast for your eyes. The river especially looks so blue it looks as if it’s fake and someone poured a bucket of sky blue paint into it 🙂

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