Bird of month January 2013Sci: Rallus Aquaticus, No: Vannrikse, It: Porciglione, Eng: Water rail
Sci: Lymnocryptes minimus, No: Kvartbekkasin, It: Frullino, Eng: Jack snipe
The Water Rail (Vannrikse) is in average reported sighted about 10 times annually in Bergen, while the Jack Snipe (Kvartbekkasin) is only seen about 1-2 times every year in Bergen. This was the second sighting in 2012. So Harald and I were really smiling in the sunny day of December 22. And the place we saw these was only 2-300 meters from our houses! The Jack Snipe has been reported seen only once before so close to the city centre of Bergen (in 2005).