The water level in Svellet is now increasing and conditions are prefect for Teal (krikkand) with a huge 1600 present. Waders are still in low numbers but I expect that to change radically by this time next week: todays 9 Greenshank could easily have risen to 400! The big question though is how quickly the water level will rise – if it rises too quickly over the next 2 weeks then conditions could quickly become unsuitable for waders.
|Svellet 27 April 2015. The water is sill low but is now rising|
I didn't take too many pictures today but did get some shots of what can be tricky species pairs
|Chiffchaff (gransanger) - note the dark legs and short primary projection|
|Willow Warbler (løvsanger) - note the flesh coloured legs and longer primary projection than the Chiffchaff|
|Green Sandpiper (skogsnipe)|
|Common Sandpiper (strandsnipe)|