Sep 8, 2014

Grasshopper Warbler on Turøy

Tried Turøy for the first time this autumn and it was good with lots of birds. At learst four Pied Flycatchers, many Meadow Pipits on the ground, three Tree Pipits, three Chiffchaffs and Robins all over the island. A calling Grey-headed Woodpecker was quite early and a Kestrel is worth mentioning, but definitely the best bird was a Grasshopper Warbler skulking in the bushes at the old school. Always exciting to find a locustella in september...
Below some record shots of the bird.


Grasshopper Warbler


Sep 5, 2014

Migration and rabbits

A walk with Hickman at Flesland produced a good deal migrating birds this morning. Plenty of Meadow Pipits, Wood Pigeons and Yellowhammers about. Flyby Jay's at both Flesland and Rådalen.
But what does this rabbit at Flesland. Is it a domesticated one, that escaped? I don't know. It's a sweet creature, anyhow.




Aug 31, 2014

Ruff for the year

At Flesland a group of six Ruffs was still present. 135th bird for the year in Bergen.


Robin at Skogsøy last week

Aug 23, 2014

Tveitevannet, gulls and ducks

Checked the gulls at Tveitevannet this morning. With Pallas's Gull in Oslo in mind, an inspiring thing to do, but nothing special today. Mostly Common Gulls and a few Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls and of course the usual Mallards and Tufted Ducks...

juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull

juvenile Herring Gull

eclipse male Mallard


Aug 21, 2014

Herdla

Guided a dutch birder (Mark Eising) on Herdla today. As expected lots of waders with many Ruffs, Golden Plovers, Ringed Plovers, Redshanks, Dunlins and a few Eurasian Curlews, but not any special birds though two fine juvenile Little Stints showed very well.
At Ravnanger we saw a Nutcracker flying over the car.

juvenile Little Stint