Thursday, August 22, 2013

28-31 July 2013 - Tjeldstø - Young Cuckoo, Tringa waders and Two-barred Crossbills

A brief few days back in Øygarden with virtually no time and no car meant that all I could do was cover Tjeldstø to a small extent.

Young Cuckoo gjøk in the garden

Frustratingly no time to photograph these birds but if one looks hard enough there are two Two-barred Crossbill båndkorsnebb in this just about record shot

One of the highlights was a young Cuckoo gjøk in and around the garden. It begged constantly and was fed by its "parent" Meadow Pipits heipiplerke  - although this was surprisingly difficult to photograph.

Typical July tringa waders started to show with Green Sandpiper skogsnipe, Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk and Greenshank gluttsnipe all showing in the reserve.

Something of an invasion of Two-barred Crossbills båndkorsnebb occurred at this time and flocks of up to at least 10 turned up in and around Tjeldstø.

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