Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hernar 28 April 2016 - Barnacles moving?

Sunny with SE winds.

Part of the Barnacle Goose hvitkinngås flock that headed north shortly before I left

Lots of Meadow Pipits heipiplerke about today

Plenty of birds on the island today but all just the usual migrants - many of which were new compared to my previous visit this year. Finches dominated with Twite bergirisk, Lesser Redpoll brunsisik and Linnet tornirisk being the most obvious. A single Chiff-chaff gransanger sang for a bit early on as did the lone male Black Grouse orrfugl.

Birds heading north included several Red-throated Diver smålom and a single flock of 31 Barnacle Geese hvittkinngås - I spent most of the rest of the day inside so never found out if more flocks passed later in the day.

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