Monday, March 23, 2009

Tjeldstø 22 March 2009

Goshawk hønsehauk
Greylags grågås

Desparately trying to stay awake after a few days on night shift I took a walk around the reserve at Tjeldstø. A White-tailed Eagle havørn, a Goshwak hønsehauk and a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk were all hunting the many birds in the reserve.
Among well over 100 Greylags grågås the Greenland Whitefront tundragås is getting easier to pick out from the crowd as it develops breeding plumage. The female Pochard taffeland remains and numbers of other migrants continue to increase with 14 Lapwing vipe and several Teal krikkand present.

Passerines of interest included a male Pied Wagtail svartryggerle and the first Meadow Pipit heipiplerke of the year.

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