Nov 30, 2013

Herdla late autumn

Had the opportunity today to do a quick round at Herdla with Robin and Hickman, but  it was just boring with only two Goldfinches and two Whoopers. Better in Sokndal, Rogaland with Black-throated Accentor at a feeder in a garden or the Netherlands with Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus and a Nortern Hawk Owl which in the Netherlands attracts thousands of people...
I am going to feed birds in my garden soon, you never know.

Whoopers are not regular on Herdla

Nov 3, 2013

Herdlevær and Turøy

This morning off to Øygarden and guess what...eight White-winged Crossbills hanging around at the northern part of Herdlevær. Three females and five young. Otherwise three Blackcaps, two Tree Sparrows, five Twites and a group of ca ten Mealy Redpolls along with some Robins and a Willow Tit.
At Turøy things were quiet with some Common Crossbills, a Willow Tit and the usual other tits. At both islands still a good deal Greater Spotted Woodpeckers.