Sep 24, 2014

Yellow-browed Warbler

After a night shift I had to take Hickman out before I could go to sleep. About 150 meters from my house I heard a Yellow-browed Warbler call high up in the trees. It called about ten times its characteristic tsju-weet. Hadn't anything on me, so didn't sound-recorded it. Bird nr 137 this year in Bergen (but not on my house list, alas)!

Sep 8, 2014

Grasshopper Warbler on Turøy

Tried Turøy for the first time this autumn and it was good with lots of birds. At learst four Pied Flycatchers, many Meadow Pipits on the ground, three Tree Pipits, three Chiffchaffs and Robins all over the island. A calling Grey-headed Woodpecker was quite early and a Kestrel is worth mentioning, but definitely the best bird was a Grasshopper Warbler skulking in the bushes at the old school. Always exciting to find a locustella in september...
Below some record shots of the bird.

Grasshopper Warbler

Sep 5, 2014

Migration and rabbits

A walk with Hickman at Flesland produced a good deal migrating birds this morning. Plenty of Meadow Pipits, Wood Pigeons and Yellowhammers about. Flyby Jay's at both Flesland and Rådalen.
But what does this rabbit at Flesland. Is it a domesticated one, that escaped? I don't know. It's a sweet creature, anyhow.