May 12, 2018

Cirl Bunting

A singing male Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus is lingering in the south of the Netherlands for some weeks now... Not a difficult choice what to do. So today my dad, brother and I twitched it. Nice views of the rather active bird.

Cirl Bunting

Back in the north the White-throated Wagtail was still present as well as a Squacco Heron. The nice weather produced a lot of bird activity, which made the birding worth while...

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa l limosa

Stonechat Saxicola rubicola

May 11, 2018

White-throated Wagtail

Robin and I are visiting the Netherlands and I have some time to bird. So, on thursday I went with my brother and father to see this nice male  Italian White throated Wagtail Motacilla c cinereocapilla. (Dutch Birding is treating many wagtail-taxa as full species). The bird  is holding territory during the last few weeks near the city of Groningen. Due to bad weather only a record shot below...

White-throated Wagtail (photo below on a different day)

May 6, 2018

Caspian Gull still present

The Bergen Caspian Gull was still present today. Saw it only swim, but managed to get a beter picture, though...

May 5, 2018

Caspian Gull in Bergen

Who else than Arild Breistøl found this second calendar year Caspian Gull on the Tveitevannet in Bergen, only 5 minutes from my house. It showed much sings of wear in the wings as it should in this age. New bird for me for Norway...

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans