Saturday, November 01, 2014

Herdlevær 01 November 2014 - Short-eared Owl

Strong SSW winds, some light rain at times.

Herdlevær was generally quiet but some thrushes and Starling stær feeding in the fields.

Above and below Short-eared Owl jordugle at Herdlevær

Redwing rødvingetrost are everywhere at the moment

Highlight here was Short-eared Owl jordugle that I almost trod on - it was hunkered down in a crack in the rocks obviously trying to find shelter from the wind. Nowhere near as rare here as it is in Oslo but always a cracking bird to see.

A Velvet Scoter sjøorre on the sea, a Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt on the rocks, a few Kittiwake krykkje and another flock of small waders flying past were among the other stuff seen here.

Teal krikkand on Husvatnet, Tjeldstø

At Tjeldstø a female Blackcap munk was very vocal and a flock of 10 Teal krikkand were on Husvatnet.

The Nuthatch spettmeis was still present in the "garden" today

A couple of Red-throated Diver smålom, two White-tailed Eagles havørn and a Kittiwake krykkje were among the species seen from the house later in the afternoon.

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