Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sæle 12 March 2016 - Bang on time

Dull and wet with southerly winds

Mistle Thrush duetrost with worm

Mistle Thrush duetrost listening/looking for worms

Not feeling very spring-like today. Just for a change I managed to get out for little over an hour. A drive-by at Sæle produced very little other than the first Mistle Thrush duetrost of the year. A very typical date for this scarce but regular migrant to turn up. The weather was also right on for this species. Despite the cold it caught a number of worms whilst I watched it.

I did Hjelme Vest very quickly. Not much doing here with a Common Seal steinkobbe probably the best sighting. Otherwise just a White-tailed Eagle havørn, increased numbers of Oystercatcher tjeld and a small flock of Long-tailed Duck havelle.

Feeding Woodcock rugde at Harkestad

At Harkestad a Woodcock rugde fed out in the open - an unusual sight given the conditions. This kind of thing usually only happens during extended periods of frozen conditions. Nice,

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