Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tjeldstø 19 May 2013 - taking it easy

Calm, hot and sunny.

Singing Redstarts rødstjert are few and far between in Øygarden

One of two female Ruffs brusfugl

Not just people are feeling the heat....

Took things easy today with just a walk through the reserve. Two rather unseasonal Ruff brusfugl and a singing male Redstart rødstjert were the highlights.

The long-staying Rook kornkråke was seen again and at least one singing Lesser Whitethroat møller. Also small numbers of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb.

Other good birds reported from Øygarden today included a singing Bluethroat blåstrupe (only second record for Øygarden?), singing Icterine Warbler gulsanger and a Water Rail vannriske (unusual time of year for this species to show up here!).

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