Sunday, 5 December 2010

Divers, grebes and ducks

Latest news from today's birding:

On the sea at Miramare (TS) 5 Black-throated Divers were present.

Lisert (GO) produced: 4-5 Red-brested Mergansers (see pics above), 2 Black-necked Grebes, at least 5 Black-throated Divers, small mixed parties of Reed Buntings and other finches, 2 Meadow Pipits flying overhead, 1 female Marsh Harrier, and at least 16 ALPINE CHAMOISES on the mount Grmada (TS) (seen from Lisert), basking in the midday sun.

At Doberdob's lake NR: some Ravens, 1 Black Woodpecker calling, 1 nice Great Grey Shrike on the heathland, Brambling, Hawfinch. On the lake itself (high water!) at least 30 Greylag Geese, Teals, Mallards, Coot, about 15 Tufted Ducks (both sexes) and a male Pochard.

Rilke path - Duino cliffs (TS): 68 Common Eiders at sea, 9 Black-throated Divers, 1 male Red-brested Merganser, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe and a nice male PEREGRINE perching on a rock and giving nice views. In the pine wood usual Coal Tits and Goldcrests.