Water rail and dabchick
Seek and thou shalt find – I don’t know if that expression is applicable when it comes to seeking, searching and looking for birds. Anyway, Roffe’s prayers must have been heard; today he finally spotted the long-sought (and long awaited) WATER RAIL! And as if that wasn’t enough, he was also rewarded with the sight of a little grebe or dabchick, for his part the first ever. Not that the dabchick is a particularly rare bird in itself, but it is small and very shy and therefore often difficult to detect.
Little grebe or dabchick
The chaffinch and little robin redbreast are birds we normally don’t see this time of year, but these two must have acclimatized to the Swedish cold and decided to stay instead of migrating south for the winter. Let’s just hope that they will find enough food despite the snow and cold weather.
Can’t help it, but these peculiar grey herons always make me smile. To me this one looks like something out of a Disney cartoon!