Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Øygarden 20 January - STILL cold

One of three Little Grebes dvergdykker at Herdlevær
Typical selection of species - Grey Herons gråhegre, Red-breasted Mergansers siland and Mallard stokkand

Returned from a couple of weeks in the Med to find Øygarden still frozen solid and under a layer of snow. Checked out a few places relatively quickly and had a reasonably productive morning out and about.

Solberg was very quiet on the sea - possibly due to the five White-tailed Eagle havørn hanging around. Only birds of note were the first Waxwing sidensvans I've had this year and a Great Northern Diver islom heading north.

At Tjeldstø the best sighting was a Carrion Crow svartkråke and the holly tree which has been keeping the thrushes alive for the last few weeks held four Redwing rødvingetost and three Fieldfare gråtrost.

Popped in at Herdlevær where there were no less than three Little Grebes dvergdykker fishing.

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