Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Herdlevær 17 October 2016 - A change in the weather

Cloudy with light rain at times. Still SE winds,

A very late walk at Herdlevær produced a few bits and bobs though nothing remarkable.

One of at least eight Blackcap munk present today

Still lots of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb about

Getting on the late side for Lesser Black-backed Gull sildemåke

This abnormally pale Song Thrush måltrost raised the pulse rate for several seconds

Over the sea a Great Northern Diver islom headed south and a Black-throated Diver storlom landed on the sea. A Peregrine vandrefalk hunted over the waves too. There was some movement too with small numbers of Common Scoter svartand and several auks. A lateish Lesser Black-backed Gull sildemåke was among an obvious southward movement of gulls of various species.

Gannet havusle entangled in rope.

A Gannet havsule entangled in rubbish flew around me a few times - almost as if it was showing me. Unfortunately this is quite a common sight.

On the land the biggest change was at least 8 Blackcap munk and a very pale Song Thrush måltrost that got the pulse racing for a bit.

fabalis Bean Goose sædgås with Pinkfoot kortnebbgås

Best birds were at Breivik in the form of a fabalis Bean Goose sædgås together with a Pinkfoot kortnebbgås.

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