Monday, September 14, 2009

Birding - 14/09/09

Took the kids out for a walk for an hour this morning during a busy day. We walked into the Älemossen area from the western end of the track. A new bit of path for us all. My main hope was to finally find a bullfinch on the patch for 2009. Amazingly 50m up the track we bumped into three calling bullfinches - job done. The only other birds of note were several jays - another bird you have to go searching for here, although it is common enough in the right places. No sign of any nutcrackers but a bunting that sounded like an ortolan flew over south... The struggle to bring myself up to some sort of speed as a vizmig birder continues! The kids enjoyed the sun and blueberries (fantastic season this year).

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