Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A goose chase

Spring suddenly felt a long way off when it started sleeting at Fornebu today but later on an overflying Greylag Goose (grågås) was a very definite sign of spring migration. At Fornebu the Bearded Tits continue to thwart my efforts to discover how many there are by remaining further out in the reedbed and staying low down. From the calls though I am quite sure there are two different groups out there. The Great Grey Shrike was still present and this time allowed me to stealthily approach and take this picture through a bush.

Today’s only “Bird Alarm” was from Eirik Grønningsæter who stayed the night in Fredrikstad and found the Caspian at the Great Big Dump at 1230. That means he used over 12 hours in the field for a year tick – I just hope that the others come more easily!

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