The First Trip of the day took us to a wonderful Forest on the Outskirts of Randers about 50km to the East. This was called Fussing Ø which held birds even in the Car Park. Marsh Tit, Brambling, Chaffinch, Goldcrest and Nuthatch. The Wood itself was split into obvious sectors, with the first part being Coniferous Pine, wher instantly I was alarmed by a group of 6 Common Crossbill calling overhead. Great Spotted Woodpecker and Treecreeper were obvious but as far as I am aware, none of the Treecreepers were of the Short Toed variety.
It was at about 30 minutes into the walk that I saw the Best Bird of the Trip, well the only Lifer! A Black Woodpecker called loudly and flew through a clearing, then Perched Briefly before presumably chasing after another bird as two birds were calling each other after this encounter.
Above - Øster Hurup
Above - Oystercather and Argentatus 'Scandanavian' Herring Gull
The 26th was Spend to the North East of Randers at Øster Hurup, which is a small touristic coastal village where I was able to get a short Sea Watch in before Dinner. Here I saw lots of Birds on the Sea including - 2 Red Necked Grebe (close in), 5 Great Crested Grebe (>S), 50+ Velvet Scoter, 100+ Common Scoter, 1 Black Guillimot (>S), 1 Razorbill (Close in), 5 Guillimot (>N). Also 15 Scandanavian Herring Gull were on the Beach
On Our last day, we only had the Morning, so I spent time in the Garden which payed off as two Crested tit came back and forth throughout, whihc was amazing. I was only able to get one poor record shot, but you can tell what it is! Alos a group of 3 then a single Waxwing flew South, which could mean I saw as many as 19 on this trip. Brambling and Chaffinch were everywhere and two House Sparrow Flew over, whihc were the only two of the trip! Finally before we left, a Nuthatch was feeding on the Peanuts.
I really enjoyed this trip and came away with 86 Species from only 3 days