Jun 27, 2012

Alas no BBS

After night shift to Herdla for the reported Buff-breasted Sandpiper. It was (presumably) gone. Other birds the usual with Dunlin, Ringed Plover and so on.


Jun 18, 2012


Today at 800 meters on Austefjellet (a part of Gullfjellet) cold and foggy. Not the best circumstances to take pics, but at least the two Dotterel were still present, calling very often. It could very well be that they are breeding on the vidda. Further the usual Golden Plovers, Common Snipes, Wheatears and six Ring Ouzels.
Needless to say, I didn't see any Ptarmigan...

female Dotterel

female Golden Plover

a nice summer day on Austefjell 

Jun 16, 2012


After three years of education and jobbing I am now ready with my nurse education. It has been a very busy period, so it's going to be better from now onwards. For the time being I'll keep working as a nurse on the surgical ward of Haukeland Sykehus, but I'm going to try to get back to the anaesthesia department, for I am nurse anesthetist after all.
This all means, however, that I have more time for birding as well...

female Northern Wheatear at Breivik

Jun 11, 2012


Quiet. Heard the Lesser Whitethroat at Flesland in the northern part of the village. At Espeland kai 27 Common Terns busy with nests. One Arctic Tern among them.

adult Common Tern

Jun 7, 2012


Early trip to Myrkdalen to look for Quail and Red-necked Phalarope. In the fields on the northern part of the lake I found a group of six Common Cranes. They flew away off course. But no sign of the Red-necked Phalarope. Two Bluethroats and a Icterine Warbler singing. At last I found the Common Quail calling frequently in the fields north-east of the lake. It took four hours...but the result was two new for the county.

group of six Common Cranes

Jun 4, 2012


Pectoral Sandpiper still present. Also a new Curlew Sandpiper, a few singing Dunlins, quite a lot Common Ringed Plovers a Red Knot.

Pectoral Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper