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.
Fortunately, an Alpine accentor was present, close to the footpath under the steep cliff faces.
It was looking upwards …
.. and downwards, to see if there was any food.
The bird looked up again …
… and down again.
Sometimes, the Alpine accentor was close to the sparse vegetation.
Sometimes, it was on rock, seemingly bare except for small bits of lichen. Nevertheless, it did manage to get food.
A clouded yellow butterfly flying.
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