Pine Bunting search

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Since I saw a putative Pine Bunting north of Kazan I really wanted to return and use some time there. Yesterday I finally got the time to do so. It was freezing cold but the weather was awesome.

Coal Tit

Coal Tit

Upon arrival I soon located a few Yellowhammers, Sombre Tits, Coal Tits, Redwings and a Firecrest. But the birds were hard to work with and very mobile.

Yellowhammer and Chaffinch

Yellowhammer and Chaffinch

But after a while I found a method to get closer to them and I managed to find some 30 Yellowhammers scattered around the area. But no Pine Buntings this time.

Wood Lark

Wood Lark

Wood Lark

Wood Lark

A few very obliging Wood Larks gave the best possible views for an extended period, but otherwise only a Lesser Spotted, a Syrian and a Green Woodpecker were seen during the day.

Firecrest

Firecrest – too close to get a proper photo

 

Firecrest

Firecrest

Today I just took a walk around our flat. Soon I located 4 Firecrests (that came too close to photograph) right next to our flat. How cool is that.

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Cutie

Cutie

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

 

 

 

Other good birds included superb Long-tailed Tits ssp. alpina, Blue, Coal and Great Tit and Syrian Woodpecker.

 

Silas Olofson

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