Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tjeldstø 23 Jan 2006

Only managed the usual hour with the dog; I'd given up on the predicted weather improvement and gone out anyway. The Northern Goshawk hønsehauk was still around, looking somewhat bedraggled in a tree. Also an increase in the Whooper Swan sangsvane numbers to 12 (3 young).

Half way around the reserve the weather cleared and things got much better. Three Lapwing vipe flew up calling - very springlike. Next surprise and bird of the day was a Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin flushed in the usual way along with two Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin.

Passerines included 10+ Tree Sparrow pilfink, a Brambling bjørkefink , two Starling stær and at least 10 Redwing rødvingtrost.

As the light was going checked that the five albifrons Whitefronts tundragås were still present.

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