Tuesday, October 13, 2015

September 2015 - Not Birding Øygarden - Falsterbo!

In September I spent a few days in one of my all time favourite birding destinations - Falsterbo in southern Sweden. I don't know how many times I've been there but have visiting since the early 80's.

As usual it was fantastic - lots of migration and plenty about, at Nabben, Ljungen and elsewhere.
Decent numbers of raptors and the definite feeling that the Scandinavia was emptying over our heads with large numbers of Tree Pipits trepiplerke, Yellow Wagtails gulerle and various finches constantly passing overhead.

Highlights were a Pallid Harrier steppehauk and small numbers of Black Kite svartglente.

Here is a selection of images from this trip:

Migrating Brent Geese ringgås, Nabben

Pale Common Buzzard musvåk

Migrating Eiders ærfugl - one of the most numerous migrants at Falsterbo

Pale Honey Buzzard vespevåk

Kestrel tårnfalk with rodent

Birding Falsterbo

The lighthouse

View over the heath

The "new" path to Nabben, as seen from the lighthouse

Mixed flock of raptors - mostly Red Kite glente and Common Buzzard musvåk

Above two - Red Kites glente

Rough-legged Buzzard fjellvåk

Above two - thousands of Sparrowhawks spurvehauk passed during my stay

Migrating Stock Doves skogdue, Nabben

Typical dark juvenile Honey Buzzard vespevåk

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