Oct 11, 2010


Anne and I spent the weekend on Utsira. It was loaded with birds, at least on friday and saturday. On friday no less than four(!!!) Red-flanked Bluetails were found and on saturday (possibly) a new one.

On friday we arrived 17:30. Before dark I managed to see Little Bunting, Great Grey Shrike, RFB and Red-breasted Flycatcher. On saturday another RFB and an Olive-backed Pipit just before dark. The latter gave just short views.

On saturday a Bairds Sandpiper was reported in Jæren. Hot bird in Norway and for the majority of the hardcore twitchers a new bird, so what to do with the provided ferry schedules. No problem. A novelty for the norwegian twitching scene: helicopter! Both on saturday and sunday the listers made it to Jæren and back, succesfully.

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