Monday, April 29, 2013

Herdlvevær 29 April 2013

Very strong southerly winds, heavy wintery showers and occasional glimpses of sunshine.

The head shape and bill size of this gull caught my attention

A closer view.....

Sitting out a hail shower.

A gull caught my attention as we both sat out a particularly heavy shower. Looked big beaked, chunky-headed and "interesting". It turned out to be just a second summer Common Gull fiskemåke....

Red-breasted Merganser siland

Tufted Duck toppand pair

Female Wheatear steinskvett

A pair of Tufted Duck toppand were an unusual sighting at Herdlevær. Some migrants present with singing Chiff-chaff gransanger and Willow Warbler løvsanger present along with several territorial Wheatear steinskvett.

Small numbers of Meadow Pipit heipiplerke, White Wagtails linerle and Fieldfare gråtrost feeding in the fields.

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