onsdag 11 mars 2009

Pine Grosbeak influx

15:th of February -09
Another cold, but sunny day in the wild Sweden. We are watching Siberian Jays, and a Black Woodpecker even turns up on the feeding station, eating from a basket of fat(!). Eric McCabe got a picture on some distance. See more of his excellent work on his own website.
Today´s clue however are the Pine Grosbeaks. Several flocks, some with up to 25 individuals show up. Their unmistakable, thrilling, fluty, little calls catch our attention as they fly past on several occasions during the day. Some bright coloured red males where in the flocks and even if they wheren´t seen perched, it was the first time this winter that any group saw them.

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