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lyskonoh úzkozobý, samice / Red-necked Phalarope, female (Phalaropus lobatus)

lyskonoh úzkozobý, samice / Red-necked Phalarope, female (Phalaropus lobatus)

lyskonoh úzkozobý, samice / Red-necked Phalarope, female (Phalaropus lobatus)

lyskonoh úzkozobý, samice / Red-necked Phalarope, female (Phalaropus lobatus)

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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 07:27

Autumn migration – some pictures

 

I like Autumn – it is a time of bird migration to South and time to watch species that are not around during the summer time. The last weekend I visited Herdla nature reserve near Bergen – this flat meadow at the northernmost coastal tip of Askoy island is ideal resting place for migrating birds and their regular refueling station before the long trip to South.

 

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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On the other hand this is not the best place where to make pictures of birds – you can easily overlook the whole area but the birds have also good view and do not usually let you closer than some 30 meters.. So I enjoyed the small flocks of Golden and Ringed Plovers on the shore and Cormorants and Canada Geese flying over my head. I have tried to photograph Common Snipe but it was impossible – I knew exactly the place the bird landed but even being some 8 meters from it I could not see it – it was so perfectly masked in the short grass! Standing up to check where the bird was just made it to fly away again.

 

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

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On the way back to the parking lot I have noticed Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) and Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) in the shallow water of calm inlet – this time they let me get close enough to make few decent shots – the pictures are not great but pretty good given the locality. The photos were made at the same place as the pictures of Dunlin (Calidris alpina) last year – see the article Handicapped does not mean ugly

 

I wish you all nice migration time :-)

 

 

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 January 2011 09:01
 
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