Sunday, September 28, 2014

Herdlevær 28 September 2014 - A miss is as good as a mile

Light westerly winds, largely clear

A late and short check over the sea showed there was little passing - just several Red-throated Diver smålom and the usual Gannets havsule etc.

On the land it was a slightly different story, a late-ish Willow Warbler løvsanger, a Jay nøtteskrike - obviously a migrating bird and a very interesting pipit - a short Tree pipit trepiplerke-like call was heard a few times but, although not just a fly by the bird proved impossible to see properly on the ground. Time ran out but I returned later to try again - this time a pipit flew up from the same area and gave a call similar to one of the other calls of Olive-backed Pipit sibirpiplerke on "Calls of Eastern Vagrants". Once again time ran out before I managed to get anything more out of it.

Yet another missed chance at this seemingly impossible species - worth checking again....

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