Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Herdlevær 25 August 2009

One of this year's Ringed Plover sandlo

Above and below Dunlin myrsnipe

Goshawk hønsehauk

A fairly productive stroll concentrating on the northern part of Herdlevær. Typically for the time of year it was waders that provided most of the interest with a steady passage of small flocks just too far off to identify.
At least seven Common Sandpiper strandsnipe, two-three Greenshank gluttsnipe, a Green Sandpiper skogsnipe, Dunlin myrsnipe, Ringed Plover sandlo and a couple of Knot polarsnipe all fed in the area.

At least one Goshawk hønsehauk caused concern for the local gulls and crows. Passerines were rather thin on the ground but a flock of 25 Common Crossbill grankorsnebb flew over and at least one Whinchat buskskvett present.
Other stuff on the move included three Red-throated Diver smålom and several small flocks of Greylags grågås.

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