Sunday 31 January 2010

Europe's highest feeding station?

If you go to the Ski resort of Solden, in the Austrian Alps, head to the restaurant at Tiefenboch. At the entrance to the chair lift at the bottom of red run 35, the staff put out seed for the Snow Finches. At 2796 metres (9171 ft) is this the higest feeding station in Europe?

The following vid, rather dodgy due to being taken on my phone, also shows Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus).

The real highlight of the week was a young Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) spotted from my hotel balcony - a lifer for me.

Finally, the week came to a predictable end at Innsbruck airport, when our incoming plane was diverted to Munich due to bad weather. A four hour delay gave me a chance to join the group gathered on the airport viewing terrace..

747s showing well but no sign of the Thomas Cook bird.

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