Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hernar 10 February 2010

Waiting for dawn...eating breakfast and taking pictures of the moon.
Woodcock rugde remains - all overwintering Woodcock have either perished or moved on

Intriguing feather at a raptor kill....

Very frozen and predictably rather quiet with only a little over 20 species to be seen.

Best birds were a Great Northern Diver islom flying over, a flock of 10 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt (amazingly a new species for this grossly underwatched locality) and a Curlew storspove.

At least six White-tailed Eagle havørn, a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk and the usual selection of seaduck present.

Remains of Woodcock rugde and what was probably once a Fieldfare gråtrost show how tough this winter is continuing to be.

The only drama today was that the boat broke down and was unable to make the 1200 departure - luckily one of the residents was heading back to the mainland and very kindly gave me a lift....otherwise I might still have been on the island.

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