Jan 13, 2017

Hawk Owl in Bergen

This winter there are a few about in Bergen. I saw this one today at Flesland airport.

Dec 29, 2016

White-fronted Goose new for Bergen

Not much birding lately due to working and lack of daylight, but today I could twitch White-fronted Goose for my Bergen list. A group of 24 nominate birds was present at Milde.

White-fronted Goose albifrons

Dec 2, 2016

California november 2016

In november we travelled southern California. We hired a RV and drove from San Francisco to San Francisco, roughly through Yosemite, Mojave and Joshua Tree deserts, San Diego and the Californian coast back. It was a family holiday and the birding was great; the avian highlight was a visit to Santa Cruz! 75 lifers and some 175 species during the trip.
Saw the two endemics Yellow-billed Magpie and Island Scrub Jay. Managed also to see Californian Gnatcatcher, Scripp's Murrelet, thousands of Black-vented Shearwaters and Cassin's Auklet. And of course Greater Roadrunner.
Commonest birds were Acorn WoodpeckerWhite-throated Sparrow, Audubon's Warbler (extremely abundant), Eurasian StarlingHouse Sparrow and House Finch.

Under a few highlights with more under the world button!

Greater Roadrunner


Island Scrub Jay

Yellow-billed Magpie

California Scrub Jay

White-crowned Sparrow

Western (left) and Clark's Grebe

Black-throated Sparrow

Black Oystercatcher

Brandt's Cormorant

Glaucous-winged Gull

Herman's Gull

Hermit Thrush

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Northern Elephant Seal

Sea Otter

Harbour Seal

Oct 9, 2016

Hawk Owl

There is a big invasion going on of Hawk Owls in southern Norway. Didn't see them so far, but today two showed well on Rad√ły!

one of the two Hawk Owls

Oct 5, 2016

YBW still present

The Yellow-browed Warbler was (as it was yesterday) today present i my garden!

Yellow-browed Warbler again