Saturday, August 02, 2008

Tjeldstø 02 August 2008 - yet more Two-barred Crossbill

Crested Tit toppmeis
Greenshank gluttsnipe
Lesser Redpoll brunsisik
Lesser Redpoll brunsisik

The Two-barred Crossbill bånkorsnebb influx / invasion continues with a flock of six flying over Tjeldstø - a patch first for me but not the first record for the reserve.
The southerly winds and rain during the night were no doubt responsible for two Greenshank gluttsnipe out in the reserve - first of the autumn at Tjeldstø. Migrating Golden Plover heilo and Ringed Plover sandlo were also in the area. Other birds of note included a flock of seven Twite bergirisk -typically they become more obvious at this time of year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are having an irruption of Crossbills to the north of me here in the US too. I've got to get up there to see them. 1st visit to your blog by the way. You have wonderful photos.