Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Tjeldstø late June 2008

Young Wren gjerdesmett
Reed Bunting sivspurv
Young Robin rødstrupe

Not really birding at all, just catching up with things after a crewchange in Iceland.
Most of the passerines are feeding young, some of the waders have left already and some gull chicks still hatching. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the terns - Arctic Terns rødnebbterne had begun to lay eggs earlier in the month but these are now gone, along with the birds.....
Lesser Whitethroat møller heard in the woods - looks like they may have bred at Tjeldstø. Skylark sanglerke still singing so it seems these too have bred close by this year....
Small numbers of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb knocking about and a few waders heading south the only sign of migration.

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