April 2020

An unusually warm April got me out in nature a lot. Temperatures peaked at 20C, but now at the end of the month there is sleet. Here in Sweden we are encouraged to enjoy nature, despite the Corona virus, but to keep social distance – perfect for birding. The Tuesday club has been postponed, as has all other events.

029 – Snäppor, spovar, beckasiner, m fl (Sandpipers, snipes, etcetera)

Kärrsnäppa (Calidris alpina; Dunlin)
Småspov (Numenius phaeopus; Whimbrel)
Enkelbeckasin (Gallinago gallinago; Common snipe)
Storspov (Numenius arquata; Eurasian curlew)
Grönbena (Tringa glareola; Wood sandpiper)
Skogssnäppa (Tringa ochropus; Green sandpiper)
Drillsnäppa (Actitis hypoleucos; Common sandpiper)
Rödbena (Tringa totanus; Common redshank)
Svartsnäppa (Tringa erythropus; Spotted redshank)
Gluttsnäppa (Tringa nebularia; Common greenshank)
Brushane (Calidris pugnax; Ruff)