Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hjelme Vest 13 December 2012

Light south-east and "mild".

 Woodcock rugde are facing an ever harder time of it - hoping for a thaw SOON

With some almost-sun shining on it Lyngøy looked like the place to be today

Temperatures hovering around freezing but not thawing fast enough for the likes of the Woodcock rugde I found by following its tracks through the undergrowth. Tracks of what was probably another bird also found.

Best bird was a rather distant Red-necked Grebe gråstrupedykker but otherwise just the usual suspects on the sea. Raptors today were three White-tailed Eagle havørn, a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk and a Goshawk hønsehauk. A flock of 12 Crossbills korsnebb in the woods were probably Common Crossbill.

Back home a Waxwing sidensvans dropped into the garden briefly before I set off.

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