I spent the morning gathering wood and splitting logs. Late morning I heard a vehicle and eventually my friend and neighbour Erik appeared. He had been ploughing the road to our cabins with his military valp and it was nice to see that I would have some company.
He drove up to his cabin and made fire to get the cabin warm and then came to join me for coffee at my cabin. Later in the afternoon we decided to try and walk across the marshes to another large lake.
There was still a layer of ice under the water so I wasn’t too difficult to get across to the lake.
As we walked back across the marsh there were quite a few Wood Sandpipers, Spotted Redshanks and Greenshanks feeding there. This Green shank sat up in a tree watching us.
We spent the evening fishing, but did not catch anything.
Later in the evening we drove around in the forest (the Valp will go just about anywhere!!) looking for birds, Moose or bear but we only saw a Capercaillie.
New bird species for the year were a pair of Smew on the cabin lake, a Dunnock and a Rustic Bunting singing at the cabin.