Apr 16, 2017

Dutch Birding

A midweek in the Netherlands to visit family gave me some time to bird. A trip with my brother produced some dutch birds. Not much special though. However, a fine White-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica cyanecula showed well at Nooitgedacht...White Stork has become a common bird in the Netherlands again.

White-spotted Bluethroat

White Stork

Both pictures by my brother Sybrand

Apr 7, 2017

a little bit of spring

I was at the biologisk stasjon today and it tasted as spring as two Dunnocks, a Chiffchaff and a Song Thrush were singing...Further a Long-tailed Duck at sea at quite a distance.

Mar 27, 2017

Tundra Bean Geese still present

The two Tundra Bean Geese were still present today at Skeie, Rådal in Bergen. Didn't get any pics before though. Further the first singing Skylark at Flesland!

Otherwise not much birding lately...

Feb 5, 2017

Bergen birding

Last week I was home "sick" with a hurt shoulder. Painful, but it didn't keep me from birding. Nice weather and nice birds in Bergen community: Hawk Owl, King Eider, a pair of Tundra Bean Geese and a Common Pochard being best. Furthermore A Rough-legged Buzzard at Åsane, eight Purple Sandpipers at Flesland and a flyby Hawfinch at Stadped.

Jan 22, 2017

Short-eared Owl at last

I have always missed on Short-eared Owl in Hordaland. The last few winters one was reported at Flesland. Recently, even two are reported regularly, flying around at the airport.
Missed it until today! After trying five times this week I finally saw one of them today, flying for a short period. This is species nr 250 for Hordaland and nr 175 for Bergen!
Also, the two Tundra Bean Geese still present at the golf course at Fana...