Saturday, August 26, 2017

Herdlevær 25 August 2017 - Waders

Glorious sunny weather again so not ideal for grounded migrants.

Migrating Ringed Plover sandlo and Redshank rødstilk at Herdlevær

Part of a mixed flock of waders that flew in - here a Golden Plover heilo and a Ruff brushane

Ruff brushane at Breivik

During a morning walk at Herdlevær there was a selection of at least 10 species of wader both migrating and on the ground including Ruff brushane, Knot polarsnipe and Dunlin myrsnipe.

Raptors were represented with Peregrine vandrefalk, Kestrel tårnfalk and Sparrowhawk spurvehauk. White-tailed Eagle havørn put in a number of appearances from my terrace whilst I was doing some painting.

Various other waders were seen elsewhere including a Ruff brushane at Breivik and a Greenshank gluttsnipe at Skjold.

Ringing of Storm Petrels havsvale during the night proved successful with 20 birds caught.

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