Apr 6, 2016

Little Egret, not in Hordaland

The last few days a Little Egret was present at Sveio (Hordaland). Today I had free and drove to Sveio. I couldn't find it on the old spot. But after an hour searching a fellow birdwatcher found it in Haugesund at the Førlandsvatnet, just in Rogaland.
New species for me for Norway (298), but not for Hordaland.

Little Egret

Mar 9, 2016

Firecrest in the bag!

Tried for the third time the Firecrest at Herdla. It was cold with hard wind, but I managed to find a group of Goldcrests with the Firecrest between them. Saw it only short, but well. Kjetil Salomonsen found it back on the same spot where I saw it. New bird for Norway (and Hordaland)!

Feb 29, 2016

Siberian Rubythroat

Was the weekend in the Netherlands and had the opportunity to see the Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope, that is already present for a few weeks. A first for the Netherlands and a real pearl it is! Species 448 for my dutch list!
Saw the wintering Pallid Harrier near my home town as well...



The bird is mimicring some siberian species, such as Yellow-browed Warbler and Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler...

record shot of the first winter male Pallid Harrier

Feb 20, 2016

Ring-billed Gull

After a period of busy working and a trip to Switzerland (missed on the Ring-necked Duck) I was able to twitch the Ring-billed Gull at Knarvik near Bergen. My third for Hordaland...




a fine and easy-to-identify Ring-billed Gull

Jan 22, 2016

Little Bunting in Bergen

A Little Bunting is present at the same feeder as the Rofous Turtle Dove frequents. Saw it already yesterday, but managed only today to get a picture of this shy and skulking individual. New bird for Hordaland and Bergen. Hordaland is doing very well this winter so far...

Little Buntins