Friday, November 28, 2008

Tjeldstø 28 November 2008 - Hail

Rock Pipit skjærpiplerke

Mallards stokkand in hailstorm

Eventually the hail eased off.....

For various reasons I couldn't go far today and was out briefly a couple of times. By and large quite pleasant weather but with some major hailstorms - well illustrated in the Mallard stokkand pictures above.

Only saw one of the Rock Pipits skjærpiplerke well today and the flock of six Goldfinch stillits were still around. Whilst waiting for the pipit to show I was surrounded by a flock of Goldcrests fuglekonge - some of which fed and preened within 20cm of me! No use having a telephoto lens under such circumstances.
Other sightings of note included a Goshawk hønsehauk and late Teal krikkand and Snipe enkeltbekkasin. A Brambling bjørkefink joined the usual crowd at the bird feeder.

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