Friday, October 15, 2010

Hernar 15 October 2010

Blackcap munk
Female Grey-headed Woodpecker gråspett

One of 12 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt seen at "Hjelme West" on the way home

Part of a large flock of Redpoll brunsisik

Waxwings sidensvans

LOADS of birds today with plenty to see except the hoped for rarity. At least 200 Redpoll brunsisik several of which were Mealy Redpoll gråsisik and one with a very white rump. Extremely restless these birds never settled for long. A minimum of around 30 Waxwing sidensvans, a Ring Ousel ringtrost, a Water Rail vannrikse, a Bullfinch dompap, Grey-headed Woodpecker gråspett were the best of the sightings.
A few Chiff-chaff gransanger, a Blackcap munk, Sparrowhawk spurvehauk, three White-tailed Eagle havørn, migrating Skylark sanglerke and Reed Bunting sivspurv were among the other species noted. Typically foe such weather conditions there were good numbers of Blue tit blåmeis moving through with smaller numbers of Coal tit svartmeis. Plenty of Wrens gjerdesmett passing through - a relief to see that some have survived the previous winter.

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