Friday, October 18, 2013

Hernar 17 October 2013

Strong NNE winds and sunny.

Four birders met up at Hellesøy under mildly put less than ideal Hernar conditions and headed off to see if anything could be found on the island.

Goldfinch stillits - with obvious parasites around its beak

Record shot of the Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger

Given the advserse conditions it was predictably quiet and hard going. Four hours of tramping around produced a couple of Water Rail vannriske, two Black Grouse orrfugl, some Goldfinch stillits and a Willow Tit granmeis as best birds.

As is often the case the best bird turned up just before the boat back to the "mainland" in the form of a Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger.

Other stuff included a Peregrine vandrefalk, a Guillemot lomvi and seven Twite bergirisk.

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