This Redpoll came very close………….
The Scallop boats were busy in the harbours and there were a lot of Gulls waiting for handouts………..
In addition to the Slavonian Grebe there were also half a dozen Black-Neckeds and several Great Crested Grebes in the same port.
Oshamanbe is the best place locally to see Long-tailed Ducks. This is quite a scarce bird down here and is worth the drive up there………
Lots of Stenjeger’s Scoter offshore but too far off for photos. Black Scoters do however often visit the ports.
The weather was a bit gloomy in the afternoon………..
A very tame Slavonian Grebe at Oshamanbe……..
This Redpoll was one of many feeding on the roadside……
Some Waxwings from last Friday. Surely the last ones of the winter?
Still quite a few Eagles around today. They are dotted randomly up and down the coast………..
There were loads of redpolls up near Oshamanbe today. 00’s of them.
The Common Starling was still there too. Very shy and difficult to photograph. It is quite scarce here, don’t laugh.
One of the Waxwings was in the playground of a local kindergarten.
It found a few berries on the ground………
The kindergarten seemed closed but a foreigner apparently taking random photos may have seemed a bit odd to any passers-by so I didn’t linger long.