Monday, 14 April 2014

Three toes

Three-toed Woopecker (tretåspett). The same bird from different angles

Another day, another early pre breakfast Maridalen trip. Blue skies, nearly no cloud and a northerly wind meant that visible migration was a non event. I therefore thought I would have a go for Woodpeckers and turned up a female Three-toed (tretåspett) at the same spot as I had the male a couple of weeks ago. She came very close although I didn’t check my camera settings (it was set to F11) and therefore missed what would have been a good photo opportunity.

The Great Grey Shrike (varsler) was perched up in exactly the same tree as last week and on the lake were 7 Black-throated (storlom) and 3 Red-throated Divers (smålom). Two of the Red-throated were displaying to each other with serpent like necks and at various times there was a bird flying around the valley calling – definite signs that they are planning to breed here.

Great Grey Shrike (varsler)

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