January water bird count

This year the weather for the water bird count was difficult. Actually it was nice with the first real snow fall of the winter – the landscape was beautiful.
snowy water fowl count
But counting the birds was impossible at times. Have you ever realized that the snow fall is even denser when looking through the binocular? There were also waves on the lake that made half the birds on the water disappear – and the next second the other half.

With some breaks to warm up we still managed to finish the count and even take some photos.

Common Reed Bunting – Rohrammer – Emberiza schoeniclus:Rohrammer

Gull in the snow, probably a Yellow-legged Gull – Mittelmeermöwe – Larus michahellis):snowy

Common black-headed Gulls and snow flakes (Lachmöwen – Larus ridibundus):Schnee

Yellow-legged Gull – Mittelmeermöwe – Larus michahellis:Mittelmeermöwe

Can you see the Water Pipit – Bergpieper – Anthus spinoletta?Lachmöwen und Bergpieper

Common black-headed Gulls – Lachmöwen – Larus ridibundus Lachmöwen

Me after the last snow shower…
a snowy waterfowl count

 

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~ by Natalie on January 22, 2016.

One Response to “January water bird count”

  1. I love the snowy landscape shot and the Yellow-legged Gull. Happy counting!

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