Pink-footed Geese had continued migrating through the night and I heard a flock as I went to bed but this wasn't the start of the mass exodus from Denmark that I expected although I did note a few small flocks today.
I visited Årnestangen where rarest bird was a heard only Rock Pipit but it was exciting to see that the mighty Svellet was now ice free and already had 220 Black-headed Gulls and 300 Crows feeding on it. A few Lapwing were the only waders but hundreds of Curlew will turn up soon.
The main interest in Maridalen was non-avian with 3 adders including a black one basking in the sin, a couple of lizards and a small tortoiseshell butterfly.
|The Black Adder! This black individual is, I am told, a male|
|tongue out shots just wouldn't be in focus|
|except for this one but then there's that twig....|
|here the black male has joined a female (again so I am told)|
|and this third individual was a lot smaller and apparantly born (hatched) last year|
|a lizard (brown means female?)|
|a Small Tortoiseshell (neslesommerfugl) catching some rays|
|there was the odd bird to see today including this Crane (trane)|
|and a few flocks of northward bound Pink-footed Geese (kortnebbgås)|