torsdag 15 november 2012

Hawk Owl in sunshine

One of the now at least 10(!) Hawk Owls in Västmanland showed off pretty well today. Hovering like a Kestrel and perching in various trees and bushes.

tisdag 13 november 2012

Waxwings coming too

Waxwings have turned up in rather good numbers the last week. Flocks of 60-100 are seen all over town right now. Not too many rowan berries around though.

fredag 9 november 2012

Pine Grosbeak invasion

Lots of Pine Grosbeaks are on the move and reports from eastern and central Sweden reach out every day. A flock of 60 was seen yesterday and this little flock of 5-7 has been present the last days now. I saw just female-coloured birds today but a male has also been present. This is already the biggest invasion of Grozzies since 2004 and it´s only just started. They are drawn to Rowan berries in suburb areas and towns as well as major pine forests.