Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Herdlevær 29 March 2017 - Otters and Eagles

Flat calm and mild. A great day to be out.

I took an hour out at Herdlevær and ate breakfast whilst seawatching. Nothing special but a steady stream of Common Gull fiskemåke, Oystercatcher tjeld and Cormorant storskarv heading north. Small numbers of the usual suspects with them too, Meadow Pipits heipiplerke obviously arriving big time now and singing all over the place. Three very vocal Otters and a couple of adult White-tailed Eagles havørn flew over at decent range too.

Stopped at Husvatnet on the way home as usual but something very strange happened. I not only saw but also met OTHER BIRDERS!! Not just one, but two!: At the same time in the same place in Øygarden. This is the only time this year with the exception of seeing a Kingfisher isfugl with Rixy that I have met other birders in the field. Birdwise it wasn't too bad either with the first Redshank rødstilk for the county this year and a massive four Tufted Duck toppand. One of the pairs were mating so perhaps there is hope for a breeding attempt.

Back home the best bird was a male Pied Wagtail svartryggerle along with White-tailed Eagle havørn and so on.

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