Saturday, April 10, 2010

Øygarden 10 April 2010 - Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl jordugle and White-tailed Eagle havørn at Herdlevær

Greylag grågås landing on Husvatnet, Tjeldstø (click on picture for larger image)

Lesser Redpoll brunsisik - a through the window shot which has distorted the colours and made the bird look a LOT colder than it actually was - wing bars were buff.

Presumed Mealy Redpoll gråsisik (due to lack of streaking). Another through the window shot

Record shot of a male Blackcap munk in the garden - first I've seen this year

Yet another picture taken through the sitting room window - a male Brambling bjørkefink

Barely out at all with the day being spent doing various things with the family.

Just before 1800 a male Blackcap munk turned up in the garden allong with the first Brambling bjørkefink for a while. This was the last straw and I left for a lightning evening visit to Herdlevær.

Just about the first bird I saw at Herdlevær was a migrating Short-eared Owl jordugle - amazingly it changed course in order to "attack" one of the local eagles who completely ignored the attentions of the owl.

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