Thursday, August 06, 2015

Hernar 06 August 2015 - Black Redstart!

Winds once again more or less southerly, mostly sunny.

Above: first year Black Redstart svartrødstjert

Ruff brushane passing overhead

Spent the morning checking out Hernar. The highlight was a most unexpected find in the form of a Black Redstart svartrødstjert, Not only is this a strange time of year for this species but the bird appeared to be a youngster and thus may not have had time to travel very far.....

There have never been any records of Black Redstart  in Øygarden between mid May and the last part of October before:

Black Redstart occurrence in Øygarden

Not much in the way of other migrant passerines but there were a few flocks of Ruff brushane, several Redshank rødstilk, a steady passage of Common Gulls fiskemåke and some Greylags grågås on the move.

Good numbers of Twite bergirisk and most of the usual Hernar suspects.

Late in the evening I had a migrating Green Sandpiper skogsnipe over the house

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