Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tjeldstø 19 March 2017 - Rock Pipits and more

Strong southerly wind, overcast and snow showers whilst I was out. Clear before that....

Greylag grågås

Lapwing vipe

Meadow Pipit heipiplerke

In this picture there are three Rock Pipit skjærpiplerke and a Meadow Pipit heipiplerke in addition to the Greylags grågås

Rock Pipits skjærpiplerke

Two of the Skylarks sanglerke

Bonus bird - Woodcock rugde

A short look at Tjeldstø showed itself to be a good idea today. Highlight was a Woodcock rugde that unexpectedly came flying past. A flock of six Rock Pipits skjærpiplerke fed in flooded fields among Greylags grågås and were joined by two Meadow Pipits heipiplerke. The Skylark sanglerke flock from yesterday remained in the same place.

I also popped in at Solberg where things were pretty much as normal with the only migrants being a flock of eight Redwing rødvingetrost.

Another small flock of Rock Pipits skjærpiplerke landed in front of the house later in the afternoon - obviously something of an arrival going on.

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