Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Herdlevær 02 January 2013 - Typical!

Calm and sort of clear. Excellent conditions.

 Otter coming ashore
Common Scoter svartand and Black Guillemot teist

Common Crossbill grankorsnebb

Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt

Goshawk hønsehauk

A superb couple of hours birding at Herdlevær today with several new species for the year - and a few that would have been nice to get during the Bird Race.

Highlight was a cracking adult Iceland Gull grønlandsmåke - unfortunately only telescope views. A Slavonian (Horned) Grebe horndykker was a close runner up.

Other birds inlcuded a massive Goshawk hønsehauk, a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk, a single Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt (where were these for three days!) and a Snipe enkeltbekkasin.

A Woodpigeon ringdue, three Starling stær and a Tree Sparrow pilfink were the best birds seen at Breivik on the way home.

Blackcap munk still in the garden at Tjeldstø

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