Sep 28, 2022

Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Herdla

 It was ten years ago I saw my last Buff-breasted Sandpiper. So I was glad that this year's bird was still present on it's third day on Herda. All the waders were flying around a lot and it was not easy to find it back, but I saw the bird well. Photographing it was another story...

Further still good numbers of waders (mostly Golden Plover, Ruff, Dunlin, with six Grey Plovers). Otherwise quiet.

first calendar year Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Sep 25, 2022

half an hour at Flesland gård

 Quick afternoon check at Flesland gård. Very quiet, but it is a very good place to see and hear Yellowhammer. Always some birds around, especially after the breeding season. Sometimes up to 30 birds!

Sep 23, 2022

Herdlevær again

 Today quiet at Herdlevær, but I had to try after yesterday's bad-weather front. Anyhow, a pleasant walk with the YBW still present, a calling Snow Bunting and a flyby Jay...Sometimes I have difficulties hearing the difference between calling Snow Bunting and Lapland Longspur. I think on the recording below you can hear the more soft tone of the whistle and the friendlier rattle which is typical for Snow Bunting. Lapland Longspur would sound harder and the rattle is more harsh...

🎤 Snow Bunting (use headphones!)

Sep 21, 2022

Good 21st of September

 Did Herdlevær and Turøy today. Although there were not many birds about, the day delivered some good birds. At Herdlevær my first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn was present, as well as a Ring Ouzel. Otherwise quiet with Coal Tits, three Great Spotted Woodpeckers(!) and some thrushes and Meadow Pipits.

At Turøy the Rosy Starling was still present. It was at first difficult to find, but it stayed in one garden in the afternoon. Further a Wryneck with was chased away by a Wren (who else😊),  a Treecreeper, some Coal Tits and Goldcrests.

first calendar Rose-coloured Starling

Sep 2, 2022

Mallard at Milde

Saw this Mallard at Milde, very tame...I wonder if it is a influenza victim...further there a flyby Grey Wagtail.

1cy female Mallard. Could almost touch it. Inluenza (HPAI)H5N1?