Monday, January 14, 2013

Solberg 14 January 2013 - Manic!

Still sunny and well below freezing. Fresh southerly winds.

This Golden Eagle kongeørn would appear to be in at least its fourth calender year

An extremely hectic day with work, dentists etc combining to give me a mere 20 minutes at Solberg. However, all was not lost - on the short drive to Solberg I was rewarded with a roadside Water Rail vannrikse.

Solberg seemed relatively quiet with just a Curlew storspove and a Velvet Scoter sjøorre of note whilst I ate my lunch. Turning to leave a raptor caught my eye - and turned out to be a Golden Eagle kongeørn - no doubt the same bird last seen shortly before New Year.

Collared Doves tyrkerdue

On the way back from the dentists a quick social call at Knappen produced the two "resident" Collared Doves tyrkerdue. Normally a scarce but regular late spring migrant these two have been at this locality since last spring.....

The first Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin of the year

Finally the afternoon school run produced a nice roadside Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin.

Not bad going for a non-birding day!

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