The Alpine Accentor is one of my absolute favorite birds for a good number of reasons. First of all they have a very kooky social arrangement (polygamy involving multiple males and multiple females). They are cute (at least I find them so).
But they also live in some of the most stunning landscape the Alps has to offer. Think Heidi: high up in the mountains, above the treeline. The landscape is a stunning open wilderness, a place I find a spiritual peace hard to emulate elsewhere in here. no cars. no people. just me and the mountains...
Here are some of my favorite images of this wonderful bird:
All photos were taken with a little Canon A590IS point and shoot and a Swarovski Optik spotting scope.
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