Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tjeldstø 26 November 2008

Godfinches stillits

Little Auk alkekonge

Just out for the briefest of strolls and considering the short time out and about it was not too bad. Best birds were a couple of Goldfinch stillits. Typically I managed to mess up the photos, settings changed while the camera was inside my jacket and an empty battery just as the birds really started posing nicely (and close!). Needless to say by the time I had changed the battery they had moved on. Typical.
Nice views of a Little Auk alkeonge on the sea and a Woodcock rugde flushed near the shore were other birds of interest.

1 comment:

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

The plumage of those finches is stunning, the photos are wonderful. It's exciting to see the lovely cousins of birds I can't see in New York. Central Park can actually be a magnificent birding spot if you hit it during a migratory period, but while we get a lot of European tourists, not many of these fine-feathered friends make it over for a visit :)