Saturday, April 18, 2009

Birding - 18/04/09

A displaying green sandpiper takes a breather in the top of a conifer - another species I cannot get used to seeing as a breeding bird

I snuck out for two hours before DIY and headed for an exploration of the firing ranges at Önnarp. An hour and half tramping about here was not without compensation although I failed to find any black grouse or woodlark. Best bird was a male merlin streaking north over a clearing. The displaying green sandpiper was my first of the year and a heart-warming sight. I may also have heard nutcracker, which probably breed in small numbers hereabouts but can be tricky to pin down.

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