Sunday, October 09, 2016

Øygarden 09 October 2016 - Still given up.

Light SE and sunny.

Incredibly frustrating to not be able to get out and about in the fantastic conditions.

Starling stær feeding on the rapidly disappearing rowan berries

Plenty of Wren gjerdesmett moving through now

Lots of activity over the house around dawn with several species of finch, Grey-headed Woodpecker gråspett and so on. A Great spotted woodpecker flaggspett over the garden in the afternoon was the first I've had in Øygarden this year! Amazing that the occurrence of this species can be so variable - some autumns they appear in large numbers, others barely at all. A couple of adult White-tailed Eagles havørn also put in an appearance.

A quick walk with the dog at Herdlevær produced a small flock of Goldfinch stillits and generally lots about at first light but most stuff seemed to clear out quickly.

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