zaterdag 18 december 2010

Snowy Scenery

This afternoon we did the usual track, first checking the stream for Snipes, with the only noteworthy bird being a Goldfinch:
Then we moved forward to the IJssel where we so thousands of White-fronted geese, feeding on the unfrozen parts of lands along the IJssel. I saw a couple of Tundra Bean Goose. Furthermore I noticed to Little Grebes, as well as 15 Curlews and 30 Barnacle Geese.
The birds of most interest were the 2 Hen Herriers, a female-type and a nice adult Male. I only managed to get a sloppy shot of the male:

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