The days were brighter

2nd winter Iceland Gull

 

What could be more appropriate than to start this blog with the lyrics from the track “Away” by nightwish? They are releasing their 7th album Imaginaerum tomorrow.

The days were brighter
Gardens more blooming
The nights had more hope
In their silence The wild was calling
Wishes were whispering
The time was there
But without a meaning

Away, away in time
Every dream’s a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere’s just a journey away

The days departed
Gardens deserted
This frail world
My only rest?
The wild calls no more
Wishes so hollow
The Barefoot Boy
weeping in an empty night

Away …

Cherish the moment
Tower the skies
Don’t let the dreamer
fade to grey like grass
No falling for life
A gain for every loss
Time gathered me
But kept me flying

 

The days were brighter. And the gardens were more blooming. Now it’s truly dark. We had some snow after the storm, but even the snow has gone now. So now it is all dark and greyish again.

But well, as the second storm passed yesterday, it was not possible to go out. Today was grey and wet, but I took a quick look on the Northern Isles.

In Klaksvík there were only a few gulls, but a nice bright 2. winter Iceland Gull always brightens up a dark day. I then went to Árnafirði, where a common scoter and a juvenile Great Northern Diver were present.

Teal

And finally I checked Viðareiði. I was inspired by Freddy Mercurys prediction “Another White’s bites the dust” (off course referring to the White’s Trush that flew against a window in Iceland and died a few days ago). So I checked all the trushes. There were good numbers of redwings and blakcbirds, but no rarities. But 18 teal and hundreds of turnstones were better than nothing.

But I’m still dreaming of a White’s Christmas… Or just a Snowy… ‘Cause Ivory would be a little much to ask for.

SiO

 

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