Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hernar 10 November 2010

Late Meadow Pipit heipiplerke at Tjeldstø
Skylark sanglerke on Hernar
Chiff-chaff gransanger

Blue tit blåmeis still very much on the move

Woodcock rugde

With winds initially in the east hopes were high for something good today but although it was an excellent day out no rarities turned up.

A morning spent on Hernar resulted in loads of birds without seeing anything really special. Highlights were swarms of Mealy Redpoll gråsisik with at least 800 seen. Many stopped briefly but most moved straight over. As ever all but impossible to work through them in the hopes of something better. Obvious numbers of Blue Tit blåmeis also on the move.

A Water Rail vannrikse, a couple of Woodcock rugde, a late Chiff-chaff gransanger, singles of Lapland Bunting lappspurv and Snow Bunting snøspurv, a couple of Skylark sanglerke and a Goldfinch stillits meant that there was never a dull moment.

At least four White-tailed Eagle havørn present.

On the way home a Curlew storspove flew over Lyngøy - the wintering birds have well and truly arrived.

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