Jun 24, 2021

Marsh Warbler singing!

 I had to make a sound recording of the Marsh Warbler that was on Austrheim. Listen below!

📡Marsh Warbler

📡Marsh Warbler

I couldn't find the other Marsh Warbler that was reported earlier in the week at Leirvåg. Otherwise during this night session the usual suspects with some Sedge Warblers, Woodcocks and three or four Tawny Owls...

Jun 23, 2021

Late June: ducks

 After the breeding season ducks need time to moult. Almost every year one or two nice species turn up in this period. This year a nice, but shy drake Gadwall is at Tveitevannet. Yesterday I saw it only in flight, but today it showed quite nice. The Mallard below is less shy...also a calling Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, probably the same as reported early may nearby...




Jun 17, 2021

Blyth's Reed Warbler still present

 This morning I went to Herdla early morning for the Blyth's Reed Warbler at the golf course. Still singing and still showing itself rather good...Listen below some variations of the song: slow, fast and mimicry. Sound recorded a singing Twite as well.

On the reserve quiet with only the Blue-headed Wagtail worth mentioning. Otherwise a few Dunlins and lots of young birds...





phone-scope of the Blue-Headed Wagtail

video wire you can hear the bird sing...

📡 Blyth's Reed Warbler

📡 Blyth's Reed Warbler

📡 Twite

Jun 13, 2021

Seawatch

 For the fourth time this year I had a seawatch at Geitingneset at Herdlevær. I'd very much like to see Manx Shearwater here, but so far I don't succeed. Anyhow today not many birds, but there were two Great Skua's and a very nice Pomarine Skua today which were slowly migrating. I guess the Pomarine was a female because of the broad breastband...Otherwise some Gannets and a flyby Common Eider as well as the usual Shags...

Jun 8, 2021

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Herdla

 I had to make a try for the Blyth's Reed Warbler at the golf course on Herdla after seeing the stunning photo's. It would be a opportunity for some sound recordings as well. I did not have the views and songs the others had earlier on the day. Probably I was too early in the night, but I had to work the following day and was already  tired after a busy working weekend. Anyhow, it was singing only three or four short phrases. I managed to make a recording with some song and you can hear the call at the end of the recording. I also saw it two or three times very shortly...

Otherwise a flyby Yellow Wagtail, probably one of the flava's  reported before on the nature reserve

📡 Blyth's Reed Warbler

Jun 7, 2021

 At Flesland Gård this morning a calling Wryneck. Probably the same bird as on Sletten ridesenter. Listen below.

Otherwise quiet with a pair of Twite still hanging around, as well as Spotted Flycatcher and the usual suspects.

📡 Wryneck

Jun 6, 2021

Grasshopper Warbler at Unneland

Yesterday evening I went for a singing Grasshopper Warbler at Unneland in Bergen. It was singing well, so I could make a sound recording. Listen below. Otherwise a displaying Woodcock as well... 

📡 Common Grasshopper Warbler