Feb 29, 2016

Siberian Rubythroat

Was the weekend in the Netherlands and had the opportunity to see the Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope, that is already present for a few weeks. A first for the Netherlands and a real pearl it is! Species 448 for my dutch list!
Saw the wintering Pallid Harrier near my home town as well...

The bird is mimicring some siberian species, such as Yellow-browed Warbler and Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler...

record shot of the first winter male Pallid Harrier

Feb 20, 2016

Ring-billed Gull

After a period of busy working and a trip to Switzerland (missed on the Ring-necked Duck) I was able to twitch the Ring-billed Gull at Knarvik near Bergen. My third for Hordaland...

a fine and easy-to-identify Ring-billed Gull