Monday, October 17, 2011

Herdlevær 17 October 2011

Just for a change gale force southerly winds....

Not quite up to yestarday's standards but far from a waste of time.

 Two Dunlin myrsnipe
 Common Scoter svartand
 Song Thrush måltrost
 Gannet havsule
 Above and below Purple Sandpipers fjæreplytt

Best bird today was a Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin. Other waders were a Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin, a couple of Dunlin myrsnipe and two Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt.

Not much in the way of migrant passerines other than some mixed thrush flocks, a Great Spotted Woodpecker flaggspett and a couple of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb.

Three Long-tailed Duck havelle were the first of the autumn.

A brief look at Husvatnet, Tjeldstø, produced the same four Greylags grågås that have been present for a few days, a Goldeneye kvinand (the first I've seen this autumn) and several Wigeon brunnakke.

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