May 30, 2020

Little Egret

A little Egret is present in Bergen at Kviturspollen. It's there since the 14th of May. I saw it on the 18th and yesterday. I didn't get decent pictures, only this distant shot, but at least it's mine.
Further a lot of birding in Bergen, but no shocking things...

distant shot

nice adult Common Gull

alba White Wagtail

first summer (?) Mute Swan

May 14, 2020

Herdla 140520

Free today and tried for Herdla. Quiet, but some quality birds around. Northern Pintail, Pied Wagtail and Wood Sandpiper being the best birds. Further quite a lot Ringed Plovers, Golden Plovers, two Whimbrels and a singing Dunlin...and loads of Norther Wheatears!!

Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrellii

May 10, 2020

Three-toed Woodpecker and more!!

Kjell Arne Pedersen found a Three-toed Woodpecker on Askøy a couple of weeks ago. Very rare in south-western Norway! It is quite territorial and drumming a lot. Saw it this morning with the help of Kjell Arne, as well as a pair of White-backed Woodpeckers, the male calling and drumming, the female on the nest. Spectaculair morning with these two species together!!
It was of course a new Vestland-species (formerly Hordaland), a total now of 260!

male Three-toed Woodpecker

female White-backed Woodpecker on nest

May 1, 2020


Short trip with Hickman to Flesland Gård produced some Barn Swallows, a female Northern Wheatear and two fine Skylarks.