Sunday, January 19, 2014

Herdlevær 18 January 2014 - A change and a rest

Fresh easterly wind, ground mostly frozen.

The change in the weather since last time I was about has had some predictable effects - forcing some harder to find species to certain areas. Highlight of today's walk was a Jack Snipe kvartbekkasin, also seen were a couple of Woodcock rugde and a few Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin.

A roadside Song Thrush måltrost at Skogsøy was the first January record for Øygarden! I have strongly suspected overwintering of this species earlier but it is a rare mid-winter find.

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