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Spring is coming

Winter will be finished soon. After 2 months we were watching always the same species of water birds, we have seen yesterday (March 13th) two new species:

– Garganey (Anas querquedula)

– Green sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

 

I think that spring will be very interesting… Probably sometimes it will be more difficult for species determination!

The list of birds we have seen or heard during January and February:

Acrocephalus arundinaceus, Aegithalos caudatus, Anas clypeata, Anas crecca, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas strepera, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Aythya nyroca, Buteo buteo, Carduelis chloris, Cettia cetti, Circus aeroginosus, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, Corvus corax, Corvus corone cornix, Cygnus olor, Dendrocopos major, Egretta alba, Emberiza pallasi, Emberiza schoeniclus, Erithacus rubecula, Falco tinnunculus, Fringilla coelebs, Fulica atra, Gallinula chloropus, Garrulus glandarius, Larus genei, Larus michaellis, Larus minutes, Larus ridibundus, Motacilla cinerea, Parus caeruleus, Parus major, Parus palustris, Pelecanus crispus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Pica pica, Podiceps cristatus, Rallus aquaticus, Sturnus vulgaris, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Tringa ochropus, Troglodytes troglodytes, Turdus merula

 

Tom

Comments

Comment from volun
Time: March 15, 2009, 6:56 pm

Bellissimo scatto!
Wonderful shot. Bravo’ Tom.
Thavmassia.

Comment from Sjoerd van Wierst
Time: March 15, 2009, 11:16 pm

Hello there,
I saw a very nice list of bird species you have seen there. But are you sure you saw Emberiza pallasi? It is to my known a very rare species that did occur twice outside it’s breeding area in the most north-east tip of Europe.
I think it is more likely you saw E. schoeniclus.
I hope you have fun there.
Sjoerd

Comment from Tom
Time: April 7, 2009, 7:35 pm

Hello Sjoerd,
Thanks for your comment. And sorry for the mistake we have found in the datas.
Now, spring is here and we have a lot of new species arriving. That’s great.
Have a good day
Tom