Sep 27, 2012

27 september Bergen

Cold twitching today: Richard's Pipit on exactly the same spot as last year and a Guillemot on Store Lungegårdsvannet (new species for Bergen municipality). Didn't try the reported Yellow-browed Warbler, may be tomorrow...
On saturday we are leaving for Utsira.

Sep 26, 2012

Barred Warbler on Turøy!

Fine weather today, 26 september and free from work, so not many thoughts about what to do.  On Turøy I found a Barred Warbler near the marsh. It called once, never heard that before! A very distinctive staccato rattle, totally different from any other sylvia. It behaved as expected. Brief views and couldn't find it again. But I saw it well enough to identify it: large, grey sylvia with lightish wingbars, greyish spots on the undertail-coverts and white in the tailcorners. A Chiffchaff and a Lesser Whitethroat on the same spot. Garden Warbler on the northern part of the isle.
Further good numbers of Robin and a Wryneck on Breivik, also calling.

juvenile Tree Sparrow on Breivik

Sep 24, 2012

Hawk Owl in Bergen

Twitched today the Hawk Owl, that was seen yesterday in Bontveitsdalen. Unfortunately, I saw it only fly.
Yesterday on Herdla lots of people enjoying the beautiful weather, but not many birds. The two White-bellied Brents still present. Further a few waders: five or so Grey Plovers with the usual Golden Plovers, two Ruff, a couple of Dunlins and a Bar-tailed Godwit.

Bar-tailed Godwit
well shown white bellies of hrota

Hickman on Herdla

Sep 2, 2012


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