Monday, October 12, 2009

Øygarden 10 October 2009

Goldcrest fuglekonge
First year Great Northern Diver islom

Cormorant storskarv

Started the day off on Hernar which was buzzing when we arrived with birds all over the place. Didn't manage to see anything very special but a few Coal Tits svartmeis were new for the autumn. A Snow Bunting snøspurv, a late Willow Warbler løvsanger and an Arctic Tern rødnebbterne all put in an appeareance alongside Blackcap munk, Chiff-chaff gransanger and plenty of Song Thrush måltrost and Goldcrests fuglekonge.

A quick tramp around Lyngøy produced a Water Rail vannriskse, plenty of Snipe enkeltbekkasin, more Reed Bunting sivspurv and Skylark sanglerke.
The way home produced an Oystercatcher tjeld, a 1cy Great Northern Diver islom which called repeatedly and, in an Øygarden context, a massive flock of 110 Woodpigeon ringdue heading south. Another flock of 40 or so headed south past Tjeldstø later in the day.

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