Mar 28, 2012

Cold Herdla

Herdla was cold and windy today, but it produced some nice birds. Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting and Pied Wagtail are typical birds of the season. Lots of Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Ringed Plovers on the fields. A hunting Peregrine got them on the wings a few times.

Mar 19, 2012

Pintail and Grey Wagtail

At Fana kulturpark a Grey Wagtail with two Black-bellied Dippers. At Tveitevannet the ringed Pintail still present.

Female Pintail with ring on the left foot

Mar 16, 2012


Fleslandskjeret produced to Iceland Gulls, one third-year and one second-year. Further some Oystercatchers and a Common Eider there. The first singing Skylarks (at least for me) at Flesland Airport and two Mute Swans at Grimseidpollen. All too far away for pics!

Mar 2, 2012

Signs of spring

Beautiful weather today. At Flesland no signs of the Iceland Gulls, reported yesterday. The first Starlings singing at Flesland, accompanied by a group of Fieldfare. In my garden lots of activity with a singing Wren (it survived the winter), two Long-tailed Tits and Wood Pigeons in full courtship. The resident House Sparrows fighting for their territories, in my neighbours garden

Male House Sparrow

Mar 1, 2012


Eikangervågen is a good place to find Greater Scaup during winter. Had seventeen. In steady rain a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, a Jay and a Marh Tit among the usuals. On the way back a group of six Bean Geese at Haukåsmarken. Saw them while driving, so I couldn't identify them properly.