Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hjelme 14 May 2009 - Hawfinch!

Common Whitethroat tornsanger
Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper

Common Sandpiper strandsnipe

Blackcap munk

A quick check at Hjelme predictably produced a Lesser Whitethroat møller and a couple of singing Blackcap munk. Far less expected was a Hawfinch kjernebiter which called as it flew past me - only the second one I have seen in Øygarden and later than "expected". This species has been seen in Iceland recently so perhaps it is part of a larger movement.
Another bonus bird here was the first Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper I have seen this year.

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