Sep 30, 2010

Today a fine day on Øygarden with beautiful autumnweather and lots of birds on the move. No pics, but huge numbers of Brambling, Blue Tit, Meadow Pipit and thrushes flying by. Worth mentioning are a Grey Wagtail and to Reed Buntings over Breivik, a Bullfinch on Skogsøy, 10 Tree Sparrows and to Treecreepers on Turøy.
At home a few Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits and a Chiffchaff.

Sep 29, 2010

Pied Flycatcher


Did have some hours free today, so I visited Turøy. Lots of bird present. Best birds were Yellow-browed Warbler and Common Redstart. Besides these to a Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher and a few Goldcrests. The YBW was chased away by a Chiffchaff; sorry, no pics!

Sep 25, 2010

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Went out today with Håvard Husebø og Terje Hansen to do some birding on Øygarden. The 25th of september is surely a day to find some nice birds, but...
Strong wind from the northeast and clear blue skies made it difficult today. We managed to find two Treecreepers, two Garden Warblers, a Blackcap and two Jays. Also a Water Rail on Turøy.
Expected a bit more, but the wind and cloudless skies made supposedly a lot of birds leave south.

Sep 22, 2010


To Geenland White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons flavirostris today on Herdla


One of the birds. Note large orange bill and relatively dark head.