onsdag 2. juni 2010

May 27th

Today I got to photograph quite a few nice birds. I found several young Kittiwakes (Krykkje) at Hotellneset, and among them were one which had very red legs. I used all my books before I finally could put any doubts away, and it was clear that it was just a Kittiwake with strange colour on its feet.

Two-year-old with reddish legs

Two-year-old who wants a nesting-partner

Two-year-old showing off its wings

The Dunlin (Myrsnipe) was still wandering around in the middle of the approximately 50 Purple Sandpipers (Fjæreplytt) at Tuedammene, and in Lomdammen the first pair of (Great) Ringed Plovers (Sandlo) had arrived.

Alongside the Ringed Plovers a few pairs of King Eiders (Praktærfugl) were resting and swimming, and they were an irresistible target for my camera.

When I came back to the private dogyard a male King Eider in amongst all the Common Eiders (Ærfugl). What intentions he had in there I dont know, but I do know that he looked stunning where lay.

Driving out of town again I spotted two male Tufted Ducks (Toppand), where one of them had some strange coloration on the bill. The black spot on the tip of the bill was prolonged backwards onto the top of the bill.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Jepp. De virket enda mer røde da jeg så på den, så fargen på bildet lyver litt i forhold til virkelige forhold. Det tok litt litteraturstudie før jeg slo meg til ro med denne fuglen.