Alpine accentor in Aragon, 2 November


This video shows Alpine accentors in the snow.

After the morning of 2 November 2014, the afternoon. No snow yet, quite the contrary: rather high temperatures for November. Still, we would like to see whether birds like Alpine accentors had already arrived from their high summer homes to their lower summer abodes.

Near Riglos village, in the Sierra de Guara, mountains south of the highest Pyrenees.

Alpine accentor, 2 November 2014

Fortunately, an Alpine accentor was present, close to the footpath under the steep cliff faces.

Alpine accentor, looking up, 2 November 2014

It was looking upwards …

Alpine accentor, looking down, 2 November 2014

.. and downwards, to see if there was any food.

Alpine accentor, still looking down, 2 November 2014

Alpine accentor, looking up again, 2 November 2014

The bird looked up again …

Alpine accentor, looking down again, 2 November 2014

… and down again.

Alpine accentor, still looking down again, 2 November 2014

Alpine accentor near plant, 2 November 2014

Sometimes, the Alpine accentor was close to the sparse vegetation.

Alpine accentor still near plant, 2 November 2014

Alpine accentor on rock, 2 November 2014

Sometimes, it was on rock, seemingly bare except for small bits of lichen. Nevertheless, it did manage to get food.

Alpine accentor still on rock, 2 November 2014

A clouded yellow butterfly flying.

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