May 5, 2014

Herdla, rain and a few birds

Today I had to guide two british birders for an afternoon. We chose Herdla, because of the short amount of time we had. The weather had changed (it rained continuously), so some activity was to be expected, but not many birds were migrating or had grounded.
But it was not bad after all. One fly by Whimbrel, one singing Dunlin, a group of Golden Plovers and the usual Redshanks and Ringed Plovers. Further a fine summer plumage Slavonian Grebe, some five Wheatears, two Linnets, three Twites, two Black-headed Gulls and ten Barn Swallows. Not many ducks, maybe ten Velvet Scoters, four Common Shellducks worth mentioning. At least the birders were satisfied.

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