måndag 22 december 2008

Return of the sun

21:st of December 2008
A day of symbolical importance, the Midwinter sun stand, the darkest day of the year on the northern part of the globe. For us northern people it´s the first light in the dark tunnel of winter. We´ve survived the darkest part of the year and knowing that from now on it´s only getting brighter every day, leaves a certain hope.
A short tour through the valley offers some nice sightings including a White-tailed Eagle, a Pygmy Owl, a Nutcracker, 6 Black Grouse and some Waxwings and Bullfinches.
Left of the little hut in the picture, a Great Grey Shrike is perching in the distance.

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