Saturday, March 07, 2015

Tjeldstø 07 March 2015 - Finally on the right side of the country?

Overcast with strong southerly winds.

Second cy Glaucous Gull polarmåke

A trip to the shops produced the bird of the day - a second year Glaucous Gull polarmåke. As I have been in the east of Norway (and the UK for that matter) it seems white-winged gulls are being seen "everywhere" that I am not. Good to be back where these things are possible....

Having said that the east of Norway produced some stuff I will never see here in Øygarden - including Siberian Jay lavskrike and Hazel Grouse jerpe.

Two of the Greylags grågås at Tjeldstø today

Two of four adult Whoopers sangsvane

Second year Whooper sangsvane - typically for the time of year this bird was no longer with the adults

A walk at Tjeldstø produced little new but there was a flock of 10 Lapwing vipe, 11 Greylag grågås and several Whoopers sangsvane present.

Larger flocks of Starling stær were seen at a few places today.

I used the Glaucous Gull polarmåke to do something of a comparison between my latest compact superzoom and my usual DSLR + 400mm lens setup. A new page is under construction for this - in the meantime the comparison between my previous superzoom can be viewed here.

All the following pictures have just been resized for web viewing unless otherwise stated:

Superzoom pics:

Lanscape mode

Slightly zoomed in to see the gull flock

A bit more zoom...Glaucous Gull now visible in centre...

Fully zoomed in.

....and with some cropping - good result

And now the DSLR + 400mm telephoto lens:

Cropped image

Uncropped version from which the above image was taken.

1 comment:

rixy said...

"the right side of the country" liksom.... It is rocking in Oslo right now.......