Monday, March 8, 2010

Birding - 08/03/10

Whooper swan on ice at Båstad this afternoon.

We all got out of the house in the morning for more firewood and birds. We walked the shore between Lervik and Ranarpstrand, hoping to connect with the elusive trio of shorelark that have been lurking all winter. I do not know where they get to, but they were not present this morning. Failing to see these ensured a quiet session, with a smattering of shelduck, as well as ringed plover (2), curlew (1), oystercatcher (1), skylark (50) and just six rock pipit.

In the afternoon whilst the team shopped and ate cakes I walked from Axelstorps Ravine into Båstad. No sign of any dippers throughout the walk sadly. The sea at Båstad was kinder though with whooper swan (6), tufted duck (8), scaup (3) and long-tailed duck (5) of note.

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