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Monday, March 22, 2010

The High Pyrennees

Our final morning's treat was a drive up to the border with France at the ski-resort of Astón in the High Pyrenees where we were on the lookout for alpine species. We did not have to search for long!

A pair of Alpine Choughs circled around calling and came down to look for something to eat

An Alpine Accentor all fluffed up like a little ball
to create an insulating layer of air under its feathers

And, for me, the "bird of the trip" was the Snow Finch,
the only species of the trip I have never seen before!


Blogger lorenzothellama said...

What lovely little birds! I loved the fluffed up one!

9:11 pm  
Blogger simon said...

The photos are really clear. IS this your new camera at work? Must have been a thrill to see the last bird.

10:10 pm  
Anonymous Pam said...

Of the three, my favorite was Alpine Accentor.

9:38 am  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Again, lovely birds. Neat how they adapt.

2:47 am  

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