Une année de folie - A crazy year

Une année de folie - A crazy year


C'est tout simplement incroyable. J'étais dimanche dans un jardin dans lequel, rien de moins que, trois mésanges charbonnière (les 6, 7, et 8ème vues en Islande), un pouillot véloce, une fauvette à tête noire, 30 jaseurs, et encore plus incroyable, une paruline à croupion jaune, avaient été vus (toutes des espèces rares). Je n'ai vu que le pouillot (103) et la paruline à croupion jaune (104), mais cela m'amène à 104 espèces vues cette année et 133 au total en Islande. J'ai eu le pouillot en photo, mais la paruline bougeait trop :-(
Comme j'ai très peu de nouvelles photos, je vous laisse encore avec le jaseur boréal. Je continue à trier les 800 photos ;-)


This is getting totally crazy! I was in a garden on Sunday in which, 3 great tits (6, 7 and 8th for Iceland), a common chiffchaff, a blackcap, 30 bohemian waxwings and even more incredible a yellow-rumped warbler were seen. I've not seen all of them but at least the common chiffchaff (species 103 for the year) and the really rare yellow-rumped warbler (14th for Iceland, species 104 for the year). All are rare species here. I've therefore reached 104 species seen in Iceland and 133 in total! I got the chiffchaff, but not the warbler, was moving too much :-(
Because I do not have so many new pictures, I'll publish more waxwings ;-) I'm still sorting out the 800 pictures ;-)

Le pouillot véloce - The common chiffchaff

Jaseur boréal - Bohemian waxwing

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#11 Hilke Breder 2012-11-17 11:44 Beautiful images and gorgeous colors, Chris! A feast for the eyes.
#10 Jma 2012-11-16 20:04 Toujours aussi splendides tes images de jaseurs ... et bravo pour tes nouvelles coches !

#9 phil, 2012-11-16 13:48 Wow Chris, that is a weird and wonderful mixture from all compass directions.Nise Waxwing shots - I'm stil waiting this time but hopefully some will turn up not too far from home rather than twitching all over England.
#8 Mary Howell Cromer 2012-11-14 23:14 This makes me very happy, very sad. These are so beautiful and well, you see, I always look forward to our Cedar Waxwings showing about the same time the your Bohemian Waxwings come your way. I have had so much going on and I missed them this year, unless they totally skipped our area...bummed~
#7 Babzy 2012-11-14 09:02 Bravo , tu te régales :)
#6 PascalXLD 2012-11-14 06:06 Une superbe série avec un coup de cœur pour la deuxième

Bonne journée
#5 grace st laurent 2012-11-14 02:32 Hi Chris...Well I must say your having great luck with you birds... ;-) Wonder what's up with these unusual sightings!!
I have the Yellow Rump here...a real cutie!!
Good luck going through those 800 Sweetie :-) ..I bet your going to have a time dumping any of them!
Darn those waxwings a gorgeous!! :lol: !!
#4 Craver-Vii 2012-11-13 22:31 Yup. Crazy year. I think the Waxwing is my favorite bird, too. Mostly because of your photos!
#3 WendyN 2012-11-13 19:40 Great job Chris. Those waxwings are gorgeous! I could watch them all day. Ugh to the 800 photos, that will take some time. I was watching an American Kestrel the other day, didn't have the camera on hand, but enjoyed watching him.
#2 warren baker 2012-11-13 19:39 Sounds like you in birding heaven there Chris :-)
#1 Pescalune 2012-11-13 18:20 Décidement tu as de la chance ;-)
Merci pour tous ces jaseurs les uns plus beaux que les autres !! J'aimerai tant en voir un débarquer un jour dans mon jardin ;-)