Sunday, September 12, 2010

Herdlevær 12 September 2010 - Brents

Ruff brushane at Tjeldstø in the evening
Southbound Brent Geese ringgås

A few hours spent at Herdlevær proved quite productive. Seawatching for 1.5 hours resulted in 118 Brent geese ringgås and 22 Red-throated Diver smålom heading south along with most of the usual suspects.

Waders included six Knot polarsnipe, five Ringed Plover sandlo, two Dunlin myrsnipe, Grey Plover tundralo and Greenshank gluttsnipe. A Peregrine vandrefalk hunted waders both out to sea and along the shore.

At least two Lapland Bunting lappspurv, a couple of Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper, a Pied lycatcher svarthvit fluesnapper and a Common Redstart rødstjert were the best of the passerines.

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