Thursday, November 03, 2016

Hernar 03 November 2016 - A good but "normal" day on the island

Light SE, some cloud but mostly sunny.

Three Black Guillemot teist

Common Scoter svartand were the commonest bird today.
Interesting to see the bird lagging behind in the middle picture is entangled in some fishing line or similar

Great Northern Diver islom #1

Great Northern Diver islom #2

A couple of the many Goldfinch stillits on the island

Heron gråhegre

Little Auk alkekonge heading south over land

Sparrowhawk spurvehauk

Waxwings sidensvans

A decent morning on the island, no real rarities but plenty of "fillers" with a decent tally for the time of year - at least 45 species. Best birds included a Red-necked Grebe gråstrupedykker, a Lapland Bunting lappspurv (scarce this autumn), Waxwings sidensvans, Goldfinch stillits, a couple of Great Northern Diver islom and at least three Water Rail vannrikse.

Otherwise good numbers of Common Scoter svartand, a single Little Auk alkekonge over land, White-tailed Eagles havørn, Long-tailed Ducks havelle, Velvet Scoter sjøorre, a Chiff-chaff gransanger and most of the usual species.

A Woodcock rugde turned up at Nautnes in the afternoon.

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