|The sun finally defeats the mist|
The near low point of the day was when I slipped on some snow covered ice, badly banging my elbow and also crashing bins, scope and camera hard onto the ground. All of the optics appear have survived the ordeal although my body again revealed how lamely it tackles pain with me coming close to blacking out.
The highlight of the day was 2 Little Grebes from the bridge at Minesund but other than this we had to content ourselves with a few Mute Swans, 3 Whooper Swans, a Coot, Collared Dove and a Goldfinch which is apparently a scarce species in Oppland.
With so little to see I paid more attention to the swans than o would normally do and realised that you can easily differentiate between up-ending Mute and Whooper Swans due to different shaped tails. Can you tell which is which?
|Mute or Whooper Swan?|
|Whooper or Mute Swan?|