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 Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
 Translation: Liis
November 2nd
 
Little bunting 01.11.2012 Dirham harbour, 9th Estonian observation (photo: Aivar Veide)
 
Yesterday afternoon a report arrived by Rariliin  (Birdline) that a little bunting (Emberiza pusilla) (Melanitta fusca)was present in Dirham...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
Brambling eating rowan berries
 
The first part of the month I spent mostly in Saaremaa at the  Sõrve säär bird station. Despite searching for and watching birds rather diligently I didn’t see any really hot rarity there in October. Only a...
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 Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
 Translation: Liis

October 27

 
Rock pipit, Cape Põõsaspea 27.10.2012
 
With the night real winter arrived. At least at Soomaa everything was under a thick snow cover, there were several minus  degrees, the weather was calm and foggy: a beautiful winter morning. In early morning I drove through the major roads of the Soomaa national park, there might an owl or a hen around. I didn’t see or hear any owls anywhere but a...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
 Translation: Liis
 Pine grosbeak, Kabli bird station 24.10.2012
 
I was rambling on the south-western coast for half a day. No-one in particular was to be seen but at Kabli bird station the pine grosbeaks  (Pinicola enucleator) ringed yesterday were still in place. The birds were quite bold and let themselves be studied from a distance of a few metres. Over the last...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
 
Common pochards. Matsalu bay
 
October 19th
This weekend Estbirding will have its autumn meeting in Läänemaa in Tuksi. I arrived early and went to watch for birds at Cape Põõsaspea already at first light. Unfortunately there...
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 Birder’s diary Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
 
There was a slight mist at Sõrve säär in the morning and because of that much twittering was heard from the bushes, the birds simply did not want to get out on migration. Within a few hours nearly 50 birds got into the nets but there was no one particularly exciting among them. Since quite poor weather was promised for the next few days we decided to close shop for this time and get back to the mainland. I am not sure about getting back to the Sõrve bird station this autumn any more but at least in the beginning of December I will certainly be back to collect winter points. About what happens at Sõrve säär more can be read in the Sõrve bird station ...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
Greenfinches, a major gang settling down at Sõrve säär (14.10.2012)
 
The dullest day of this autumn at Sõrve säär. There were not particularly many migrants. Species altogether were „only“ 86 (inland in October this would be a great result). The crested lark  (Galerida cristata) that otherwise  is a definite rarity in Estonia begins to be boring too. Evidently it means to stay here...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Translation: Liis
Brent goose, about ten birds have been staying at Sõrve säär for a quite long period (13.10.2012)
 
A rather dull day at Sõrve säär. No particular migration was noticeable. Only the movements of crow family birds were significant – hundreds of jackdaws (Corvus monedula) and  hooded crows...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
 Translation: Liis
 
White-tailed eagle; at one moment there were 13 of them circling above Sõrve säär  (12.10.2012)
 
Clear and calm day at Sõrve säär. A day without wind at  Sõrve säär is something that I have almost never had before. But it was relatively quiet on the bird front too. The migrants were few and in the beautiful weather they too flew very high up. While some sparse snow...
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Birder Margus Ots, Linnuvaatleja.ee
Photo:Arne Ader
 Translation: Liis
 
Migrating flock of barnacle geese
 
Finally a slightly drier day at Sõrve säär. At once in early morning (that is in the dark) a strong geese migration got going and during the day at least more than 26000 Branta geese and geese were counted. The...
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