May 31, 2013


Short trip to Øygarden this morning. Visited Ulvøy, Breivik and Hellesøy. Very quiet...
At least Hickman had a good time chasing sheep.

Arctic Tern at Hellesøy

Earlier in the week had a Spotted Flycatcher in my garden. It was new for my garden list (85)

May 26, 2013

Weekend at Hardanger and a bit of Bergen

Made a trip to the Hardanger fjord with Anne. This is probably our last weekend alone, because I have to work next weekend and after that it's (birding) life is going to be a bit different...
I couldn't find the reported Garganey at Norheimsund, only the first since 2009 in Hordaland. At Ulvik we enjoyed the beautiful fjord views, but no birds worth mentioning.
On the way back in Bergsdalen a singing Common Redstart, Ring Ouzel and Grey-headed Woodpecker. Back in Bergen Anne had to rest a bit, so I took the chance to visit Skeie for the Wrynecks. They behave secretive. I only heard one once. At Ortuvannet in Fyllingdalen I did the Mandarin Duck for my Bergen list...

Mandarin Duck (first picture with my new camera)

May 17, 2013

Little Ringed Plover on Herdla

After my Florida trip picked up local birding again and twitched the Little Ringed Plover on Herdla. A new Hordaland species for me (only the first so far this year). Further a flava Yellow Wagtail, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel and a Wood Sandpiper.
Later this weekend I'll upload my Florida pics.