It has been a while since I was able to add a new species to my list. This morning I received a text message from a friend (Brigitte: bedankt!) that a Siberian Chiffchaff (Siberische Tjiftjaf) had been spotted in Leiden. So I jumped in the car. Some people were already around, and after 10 minutes we found the bird again and I was even able to make some shots of this little fellow. Quite restless it never sat for more than a second. Nevertheless it was great seeing and hearing it ! Sometimes one has to be a little lucky in these things….
Later today I went back to the owl spot, hoping to see the Sparrow-hawks again. After a while I found both the male and female again, and though the female was waiting for an act of mating, the male (at some 20 meters distance) didn’t respond to her call. I left me with some shots, but not the so-much-hoped-for action shot… 🙁