Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tjeldstø 13 May 2009

Wheatear steinskvett are a garden bird at Tjeldstø....
Part of a Golden Plover heilo flock at Kollsnes

Arctic Tern rødnebbterne

Glorious weather and a few birds too! Spent a couple of hours looking at the reserve with around 50 pensioners who seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Several Arctic Tern rødnebbterne were displaying and making a lot of fuss - obviously excited to be back. A Sand Martin sandsvale was the first for Tjeldstø this year and a male Whinchat buskskvett was present - possibly the same bird as the other day.
A Peregrine vandrefalk flew over with prey in its talons.
Amazingly a Siskin grønnsisik flying over the garden was a year tick for me! Must be some kind of a record to get so far into a year without seeing one.

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