Friday, January 01, 2010

Skogsøy 01 January 2010

Any open fresh water is at a premium at present - here a pair of Mallard stokkand feed in a small stream

New Years Bird Race Day 2

The day started off well enough with 13 Whooper Swans sangsvane at the usual place along with 20+ Goldeneye kvinand and the usual suspects. Goldcrests fuglekonge and Crested tits toppmeis were also new species here. A hunting Peregrine vandrefalk was the highlight here.

Unortunately heavy snowfall completely wiped out the visibility and rendered seawatching a waste of time.

A Woodcock rugde or two and small numbers of Common Crossbills grankorsnebb were among the other species seen.

Back at Tjeldstø another Woodcock rugde, a couple of Brambling bjørkefink and most of the usual suspects.

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