Little time in the field the last couple of days with work getting in the way of things. Having not found any rarities for several days and with a run of rain and south westerlies I was beginning to wonder if that was the autumn finished. However, a short walk at Breivik in rather inclement conditions soon put things right.
A large flock of Meadow Pipits heipiplerke sheltered in long grass and got up as I arrived - I thought I heard some "interesting" calls but couldn't be sure due to the wind and rain. Another squall and a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk attack later I had all but given up when up from the grass flew first one Richard's Pipit tartarpiplerke calling repeatedly. I could scarcely believe it when another one flew up to join it! They flew off together but despite not giving the impression they had gone very far I couldn't relocate them.
Other stuff included a small flock of Wheatear steinskvett and a couple of Skylark sanglerke.
At Solberg a Common Tern makrellterne and two Arctic Tern rødnebbterne were still hanging around as was a Lesser Black-backed Gull sildemåke. All on their way to warmer climes any day now...
Quite a lot of thrushes about along with a floack of at least 550 Starling stær outside my house yesterday evening.