Friday, 10 December 2010

First frost at Škocjanski zatok with Siberian Chiffchaff

Škocjanski zatok: LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE still present in the freshwater marsh (pics above), 2 female Goldeneye, hunting Sparrowhawk, Lapwing, Water Rail, 1 Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, 2 Snipes (flushed), 1 Fan-tailed Warbler, 2 or more Penduline Tits heard in the extensive reedbed, Reed Bunting. Plus also a nice SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in the hedges - probably tristis ssp. - cold grey/whitish colours, different weak call and overall different facial expression; easy comparison with a nearby Chiffchaff.

Lazzaretto-Muggia (TS) - on the sea:
6 Black-throated Divers, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, several Black-necked Grebes, at least 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 1 HERRING GULL (among the other gulls), 1 Sandwich Tern.

At my friend's home (in the garden) I photographed this Moorish Gecko: