mandag den 5. november 2012

Hoping for better weather

With the weather of recent days putting an end to any ringing activities, today, again I took a little time for some bird watching.

With gloomy grey skies and light rain most of the day migration was very quiet. Only 30 Chaffinch/Brambling were seen to head out to sea. Seawatching was normal, Long-tailed Ducks, Eiders, Common Scoters and the other regulars. On the beach however I did find a Purple Sandpiper nestled in amongst some rocks. This bird will have travelled to Gedser from further North, maybe Svalbard or Norway and may spend the winter months here if conditions are fit; though it may continue South later in the season. Below is a picture of a Purple Sandpiper taken here at Gedser by Louis A. Hansen.
Purple Sandpiper -
Sortgrå Ryle - Calidris maritima Photo Louis A. Hansen

Again a Waxwing or 2 were heard in the garden though not seen.

Photo: Louis A. Hansen
Blog: Craig Brookes

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