Jun 26, 2013

Pied-billed Grebe

First trip with the family: a visit to Stavanger to look for the Pied-billed Grebe. On monday I found  it swimming in the open, but on tuesday morning I couldn't find it.
Robin did very well! May be we can do some more trips to Jæren this summer...

Jun 19, 2013


The report of a Lanceolated Warbler on Radøy made most part of Bergen birders travel to Toska on Radøy. The bird was found by Ola Moen, a very keen Nordhordaland birder. But it proved to be a River Warbler, which is a good find as well!
We tried to catch it, but didn't succeed. We only heard the bird sing and it was singing a bit fast indeed, reminiscent of a Lanceolated?  However, it did not match the song of that species as it should. Later in the night Jørn Opsal saw the bird quite good and he was able to identify it as a River Warbler.
Thus, a River Warbler with a rapid song. Can imagine that Ola thought it to be a Lanceolated...Checked the website of xenocanto afterwards. It seems that River warbler has a slight variation in speed in the song and that the Toska bird fits River Warbler quite good.
On Lindås at Hopsvannet a Marsh Warbler was present. Marsh Warbler occurs in very low numbers in Hordaland, may be one or two each year (this bird also found by Ola Moen).

Jun 15, 2013

Robin in Bergen!

Anne and I made a trip to Haukeland last night and there it was: a female Robin! Mother and child doing well...


Anne, Robin and me

Jun 8, 2013

Pectoral Sandpiper and Quail

Herdla was in a way quiet, but the Pectoral Sandpiper and Quail still present. Only heard the Quail and the PS was in the new ponds, but flew out of sight. Further Common Shelduck and Icterine Warbler.

Common Redshank