Apr 24, 2014

Northern Shoveler

This afternoon I found a pair of Northern Shovelers at Kalandsviken. New for my Bergen list. Further the first Tree Pipits at Kalandsvannet and Nordvik.

Record shot of the two birds

Mar 28, 2014

Nice weather

Today for the first time this year to Herdla. Lately there were many reports from Herdla: geese, divers and other winter stuff. But not today. Very nice weather with slow birding, only producing a Lapland Bunting worth mentioning. Further the first White Wagtail and Dunnock.
Last week some birding in Bergen with two Golden Eagles at Bontveit and a Grey-headed Woodpecker at Leirvågen-Korsnes, the latter being new for my Bergen list.

Lapland Bunting

Willow Tit

Mar 13, 2014

Thrush ans Bunting

At Flesland I twitched the Mistle Trush successfully today. It was among a group of Fieldfares and Starlings. I didn't get any decent views as the group behaved very restless and I saw the bird only in bad light, but heard it several times. As a bonus I had a flyby Lapland Bunting, which was a new Bergen species for me.
Further the first Song Thrushes of the year and a group of fifteen Mealy Redpolls.

Feb 24, 2014


Pictures of my Tenerife trip under the world button!

Blue Chaffinch Fringilla t teydea

Jan 30, 2014

Black-throated Thrush in Bergen

This bird was found in a garden on Eidsv√•gneset in Bergen. National rarity,  good garden bird and new for me (Norway, Hordaland and Bergen). It had to be seen and photographed through the window of a very nice lady's house. Present since monday. But is was not before today that Frode Falkenberg was contacted and so the news was spread...

first winter female Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis

Jan 29, 2014

Another try

This afternoon to Kvitturspollen and Flesland again. Succes with both Little Grebe and Iceland Gull!!

glaucoides Iceland Gull

Jan 27, 2014

Around Flesland on monday

After a busy nightshift weekend I had the chance to look for the Iceland Gull for my Bergen year list. Off course I did not find it. The Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris was still present. This bird I saw on friday as a flyby and was found later at Flesland by Terje Hansen.
Tried for the Little Grebe at Kvitturspollen as well, but this bird I couldn't find neither. Earlier on the day I saw six Waxwings at Nedre Natland, as well as eight Bramblings...

Tundra Bean Goose