Sunday, February 05, 2012

Tjeldstø 05 February - Jack Snipes

Southerly gales with driving snow at times.

With most freshwater frozen and ocvered with snow I checked a few of the likely spots for waders today. This proved quite productive with a minimum of five Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin and two Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin - the later two in the area that will be destroyed when the new school is built.

A second winter Iceland Gull grønlandsmåke seen from the sitting room was the only other sighting of note.

A quick look at Solberg produced more duck than of late  - no doubt forced inshore by the atrocious conditions. In the bay there were 40-50 Long-tailed Duck havelle, 25+ Eider ærfugl and a couple of Common Scoter svartand.

Very fresh Woodcock rugde tracks here too.

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