Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Øygarden 24 September 2008 - more uncertainty

Great Grey Shrike varsler (massively cropped image)
Interesting wagtail - probably eastern form of Yellow Wagtail gulerle

Chiff-chaff gransanger

Another good yet frustrating day. Things started well with a Great Grey Shrike varsler at Breivik. However, it was generally quieter than last time with no waders and few small birds.
A quick check at Herdlevær turned into something of a nightmare - faced with an interesting yet distant wagtail and without my 'scope I was in a dilemma - and ended up running back to the car. It showed some features of Citrine Wagtail sitronerle but was probably one of the strange eastern forms of Yellow wagtail gulerle.
Other stuff at Herdlevær included a Lesser Whitethroat møller, a couple of Blackcap munk and a Chiff-chaff gransanger.
A Red-throated Diver smålom headed south down Hjeltefjord in the evening.

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