Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday outing

With a brisk westerly ruling out a comfortable walk by the sea, we headed inland to Älemossen this morning. En route we spotted bullfinch (1), hawfinch (2) and a flock of perhaps 500 woodpigeon.

The first birds at Älemossen were a pair of jays, quickly followed by the bird we hoped to see - a splendid great grey shrike. A pair of red kite prettied up the place and we also heard a calling green woodpecker. Sadly the snow was too deep and underlaid by water so we abandoned our walk and headed to Klarningen.

Klarningen was being raked by the wind and we did not last long here. Two curlew and a reed bunting were new-in but most of the action was overhead. In the short time were here a flock of 35 eider came over, taking the short-cut to the Baltic and a very high flock of 100 jackdaw flew over north-east.

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