Monday, June 06, 2011

Hernar 03 June 2011 - Rosefinches

Rather murky with light rain to start with, clearing later

Highlight of today's trip was without doubt at least two, possibly four Common Rosefinches rosenfink. All seemed to be second year males which sang throughout the morning. The only other migrant was a Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper.

Other visiting birds included a couple of Black-headed Gulls hettemåke, a Golden Plover heilo  and a Red-throated Diver smålom.

 Newly fledged Wheatear steinskvett
 Sedge Warbler sivsanger
 Lesser Redpoll brunsisik
 2cy male Common Rosefinch rosenfink
 Common Rosefinch rosenfink

Common Rosefinch rosenfink
Plenty of activity among the local breeders with Twite bergirisk, Sedge Warbler sivsanger and Lesser Redpoll brunsisik very obvious. Newly fledged Wheatear steinskvett were the first of the year - possibly a little early out of the nest....

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