Monday, December 28, 2015

Nautnes 28 December 2015 - Where do they come from?

Decent weather today with clear skies and little wind. Yesterday's snow started melting.

Did not really have time to go anywhere today but it didn't seem to matter. It has always amazed me how birds appear immediately in decent weather - surely this must mean they were also about during the gales and rain....

A flock of at least 200 Mealy Redpoll gråsisik fed on the abundant pine cones near Trollvatnet - many pale rump to be seen there too but no scope and no time.  Another flock of around 70 flew north over the house - once again there were some white-looking rumps in this flock too.

A Kestrel tårnfalk also flew over the house - a decent midwinter sighting. Other stuff included a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk, a Kittiwake krykkje, a couple of Snipe enkeltbekkasin and some other interesting tracks in the snow.

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