Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hernar 14 April - Tree Sparrow

Tree Sparrow pilfink - a new species for Hernar
A pair of Merganser siland at Tjeldstø

Herring Gulls gråmåke

Chiff-chaff gransanger

Calm and sunny so conditions were way too good to ground much in the way of migrants.

Generally much quieter than previous visit but still managed a new species for the island in the form of at least two Tree Sparrow pilfink. Other birds of interest included a Merlin dvergfalk, a flock of 10 Golden Plover heilo and several Wheatear steinskvett.

A few Chiff-chaff gransanger even sang briefly and the White Wagtails linerle were busy building nests.

A quick look at Husvatnet, Tjeldstø before leaving for Hernar produced a Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove - possibly the same bird seen flying over Kollsnes yesterday evening.

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