Thank you to my hosts for inviting me to share their Swedish Retreat three times over the last year in the very remote woodlands of Sweden.   Situated in the Jamtland area of Sweden, the remoteness of this area has allowed me to see some exceptional wildlife.   Looking out of the kitchen window the first bird that I saw on my first visit there was a female capercaillie.  We have watched foxes hunting from the bedroom window.  My hosts on other occasions have seen a family of Hawk Owls sitting outside the living room.  


During my last visit there I was able to have dinner with the neighbours who started showing me some photos of a family of bears walking in front of the house and also told me about the moose that visit the neighbourhood mostly during the spring to eat the apples from their trees. Incredible.


I have grown to enjoy this spot so much and look forward to seeing more and having lots more adventures there.  





1.  Great Tit

2.  Blue Tit

3.  Willow Tit

4.  Green Finch

5.  Bull Finch

6.  Crested Tit

7.  Capercaillie

8.  Kestrel

9.  Hawk Owl

10.  Little Owl

11.  Waxwing

12.  Wagtail

13.  Siskin

14.  Chaffinch

15.  Nuthatch

16.  Wood Pecker

17.  Fieldfare

18.  Redwing

19.  Dunnock

20.  Song Thrush

21.  Coal Tit

22.  Robin

23.  Wood Pigeon

24.  Jay

25.  Magpie

26.  Golden Eagles

27.  Buzzards

28.  Redpoll

29.  Wood Pigeon

30.  Blackbird

31.  Brambling

32.  Green Woodpecker




1.  Reindeer

2.  Fox

3.  Deer

4.  Mouse

5.  Vole

6.  Red Squirrel

7.  Stoat



Extra Sightings whilst about Sweden.


Male Black Grouse

Female Black Grouse

Male Capercaille

Golden Plover

Golden Eye







Mobile Phone Pictures