Saturday, October 11, 2014

Øygarden 11 October 2014 - Another productive day

Southerly winds with showers.

Nautnes produced most of the usual plus a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls sildemåke, a Skylark sanglerke (species #97 for the house) and a couple of Blackcap munk.

Golden Plovers heilo at Hjelme Vest

Later on a walk out at Hjelme Vest proved worthwhile with a couple of Grey Plover tundralo as the best birds. Also seen here were a Curlew storspove, a nice flock of Golden Plover heilo and several Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt. Some passage noted with Common Scoter svartand and Common Gull fiskemåke making up the bulk of the migrants. Several Red-throated Diver smålom and a few Wigeon brunnakke also passed. Nothing much of note in the woods though a Willow Tit granmeis joined the usual tits.

Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger

A quick walk at Sæle gave fleeting views of Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger and Grey-headed Woodpecker gråspett. Other than just several Blackcap munk, a Nuthatch spettmeis and the usual.

Great Grey Shrike varsler clearly visible in the top of the pine tree . THIS is what we call a record shot!

Massively cropped from above picture - clearly identifiable!

A telephone call as the light was going meant that we had to head out to Tjeldstø in a hurry in order to catch up with a Great Grey Shrike varsler.

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