Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tjeldstø 29 August 2016 - Half an hour in the sun

Cracking weather, unfortunately the day was spent as so often in front of the computer,

Part of a Golden Plover heilo flock

Golden Plover heilo

Mixed flock of Golden Plover heilo and Ruff brushane

Migrating Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk with a Common Snipe enkeltbekkasin

I went to the shop in the evening and took half an hour in the reserve at Tjeldstø. This proved quite productive - a flock of over 50 Golden Plover heilo and at least 15 Ruff brushane were present but very restless -constantly flying up and landing again. A sure sign that an interesting raptor must have been present. All I saw though was an adult White-tailed Eagle havørn.

Other good birds included a mixed flock of Turnstone steinvender and Ringed Plover sandlo flying over, the first Goldeneye kvinand of the autumn and the first Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk I've seen locally this year.

During the occasional coffee break on my terrace at Nautnes I head Merlin dvergfalk, Greenshank gluttsnipe and the usual.

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