Friday, September 16, 2011

Øygarden 16 September 2011 Rosefinch and Red-backed Shrike

Calm and sunny. Plenty of migrants about without anything really mega.

Spent the morning on Hernar. Highlights here were a Rosefinch rosenfink and a fly over Pinkfoot kortnebbgås. Other stuff included a couple each of Lesser Whitethroat møller and Blackcap munk, Willow Warbler løvsanger, Common Whitethroat tornsanger and a Chiff-chaff gransanger. Two Wrens gjerdesmett were the first for ages - hopefully the coming winter will not finish the species off completely.

A couple of hundred Starling stær and a Peregrine vandrefalk were at Hellesøy

A quick look at some other places produced Brambling bjørkefink, Blackcap munk and Chiff-chaff gransanger at Sæle and a Spotted Flycatcher gråfluesnapper and a Garden Warbler hagesanger at Herdlevær.

 Record shot of Common Rosefinch rosenfink at Hernar
 Adult Peregrine vandrefalk at Hellesøy
Willow Warbler løvsanger

To finish the day off a distant Red-backed Shrike tornskate at Tjeldstø was a new species to the garden list.

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