Herons and Ice at Råstasjön in Solna, Sweden

Not too far from my office, there is a lake. The name of the lake is Råstasjön and it’s where I usually head if I want a 30-minute walk during my workday. It is great during the lunch breaks and a chance to get some fresh air. What surprised me a few weeks ago was the sight of 30-40 grey herons along the shore of the lake. Occasionally I have seen a heron by the lake, but never more than one at a time. This time it was possible to see multiple of them at the time, which was something I did not expect of this unusual bird.

Heron, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, SwedenArenastaden, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Returning to Råstasjön to Photograph the Herons

I only had my mobile phone during my first encounter with the birds. Because of this, I felt that I really needed to return to get some good photos. One morning on my way to work I decided to make my walk longer and take a detour alongside the lake. This time I also made sure to bring a proper camera to get closer to the birds. Here are a few of the photos, without any editing done to them afterward.

Heron, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden Heron, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden Heron, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden Heron, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Other Birds at Råstasjön

There are of course many more bird species at the lake. It is a perfect spot to enjoy the view of mute swans as well as mallards and Canada geese. During this walk an early morning there was a feeling that the birds had not yet really awoken.

A promenade of 2.1 km length leads around the lake, so it’s easy for visitors to come and enjoy nature at its best.

Birds, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden Swan, Svan, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden Birds, Råstasjön, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

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