Saturday, March 2, 2013

Still in winter

This morning I went to La Cerdanya, in the Pyrenees. The snow still remains in the main part of mouintain and in the most humid valleys, and with it, some winter visitors. Between some Mistle Thrushes (Turdus viscivorus) flocks, it will be possible to see some Fieldfares (Turdus pilaris) (today I didn't find anyone... but probably some pilaris were laughing close to me).

Cadí Mountains, views from Estana, a hamlet.
El Fornell, close to Aransa.
There was, still, more than 60 cm of snow...
 Despite I wasn't lucky with the Fieldfares, I saw 9 Redwings (Turdus iliacus), 3 Bramblings (Fringilla montifringilla), two typical winter visitors, and also a Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), that is quite scarce.
On pine forests, Coal Tits (Periparus ater), Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs) and Goldcrests (Regulus regulus) are starting to sing... Spring is starting but, at the same time, is still away.

The sighting of the day is this female Bullfinch (Pyrrhyla pyrrhula), not for her rarity; it's for her beauty.

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