Friday, September 09, 2011

Tjeldstø 09 September 2011

First bird of the day was a Grey Plover tundralo flying over the house - a new for the year in Øygarden.

Later on a stroll in the reserve produced a Spotted Redshank sotsnipe, a Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove or two and around 30 Golden Plover heilo. Small numbers of other common waders, a Kestrel tårnfalk and a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk also noted.

At least 12 Teal krikkand and well over 100 Meadow Pipits heipiplerke were others signs of migration.

 Above and below: Golden Plover heilo
Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove with Golden Plover heilo

A small calidrid - a stint of some description was the one that got away today - if pushed I would have said Temminck's Stint temminksnipe.

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