Jul 2, 2015

A bit of autumn migration

Today hot and windy. Went to Herdla without telescope or cameralens. Both sold...But I bought a pair of 15x56 binoculars and a new 300 mm lens. Both waiting for me in the Netherlands next week.
On Herdla some 20 Curlews and four Bar-tailed Godwits...First signs of autumn migration. Further the usual breeding birds.

Jun 6, 2015

Bee-aters on Øygarden

Yesterday evening Harald Simonsen discovered a group of seven Bee-eaters at Sture on Øygarden. This morning they could still be twitched. The group consisted of ten birds! Nice opportunity to see these south european/asian birds "at home"!
 Off course a new bird for Hordaland for me and many others! Also a singing Icterine Warbler present.

Bee-eaters at Sture, Øygarden

May 31, 2015

Greenshank at the Kalandsvannet

A walk with my daughter along the Kalandsvannet near Kismul produced a new bird for my Bergen list: a flyby Greenshank. Further lots of active birds about. Two Icterine Warblers, a Garden Warbler, numerous Blackcaps, two Mealy Redpols, a Cuckoo and the Black-throated Diver still present on the lake.

May 15, 2015

Mute Swan and Black-tailed Godwits

Only the second time this year on Herdla...Quiet, but highlights were a group of seven Black-tailed Godwits, two Mute Swans (!), a Cuckoo and two Whimbrels

Apr 29, 2015

Oystercatcher new for my houselist

Saw an Oystercatcher from my house at the Nordåsvannet through my telescope. This was species number 89 for the houselist!