Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Øygarden 28-29 November 2015 - There is no hope!

Windy with occasional winter showers.

No time to get out and about in any meaningful way - beginning to sound like a stuck record on that one.

On 28 November there were four adult Whoopers sangsvane at Tjeldstø and a couple more at Kollnes. That no young birds are present should be ringing some alarm bells. Also at Tjeldstø were a couple of Wigeon brunnakke.

As is often the case the dabbling ducks associated strongly with the Whoopers taking advantage of food stirred up by the massive feet of the swans.

A flock of geese at Breivik made me stomp on the brakes but they turned out to only be Greylags grågås and not any of the more unusual geese as is often the case at this time of year.

Even less time out on 29th so just a few Redwing rødvingetrost here and there and four White-tailed Eagle havørn over the house. The heavy seas were pretty spectacular though...

Angle Shades moth taggvingefly - getting late in the year for this kind of thing!

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