Friday, September 20, 2013

jack snipe

Nothing makes it feel more like autumn than the first jack snipe of the season and today I got one. I got out for two hours in the afternoon and slowly walked about Ripagården hoping to scare up some migrants. Apart from the jack snipe things were pretty quiet, nine crossbill were noisy in the plantation and there was a general lack of insectivores about, just two chiffchaff. In the harbour I watched a confused female Aeshna cyanea egg-laying into the seawall...

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