Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Alvheim 05 March 2008

Female Merganser siland at Dåvøy today

Foul weather with strong winds and driving snow meant there was no point trying to look at anything over the sea so I took a stroll in the woods instead - visiting an area near Alvheim for the first time. At least four Woodcock rugde seen in the woods, one of which landed practically at my feet.

Much more unexpected was a singing Black-bellied Dipper fossekall - a "good" Øygarden bird where the species is not recorded annually. This bird was picked up on song, this combined with the very mild winter may just point to a breeding bird....

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