Monday, September 11, 2017

Herdlevær 11 September 2017 - Crawling with waders

Fresh easterly breeze, overcast at first, sunny later.

I spent a couple of hours out at Herdlevær and went to my usual spot to eat my breakfast.

A small selection of the Dunlin myrsnipe that passed

Peregrine vandrefalk struggling to bring an Oystercatcher tjeld to shore (it succeeded)

One of several Sanderling sandløper that flew past whilst I ate breakfast

Plenty of waders passing today too, some at close range. Small numbers also feeding in the area. Highlights were a Little Stint dvergsnipe, a couple of Grey Plover tundralo and a Peregrine vandrefalk which snatched an Oystercatcher tjeld out of a passing flock well out to sea.

More Common Gulls fiskemåke and Lesser Black-backed Gulls sildemåke also passing today along with Red-throated Divers smålom and a variety of other species including four Common Tern makrellterne.

Portraits of Dunlin myrsnipe - well worth lying in a rock pool for.

Having finished my sandwiches I couldn't resist crawling through some rock pools to take a few pictures of some Dunlin myrsnipe on the shore.

A couple of videos of feeding Ruff brushane

Ruff brushane eating a worm

One of this year's White Wagtails linerle - one of many feeding among the Ruff

A flock of 68 Ruff brushane fed near Tjeldstø and gave great views from the car as they fed on worms as fast as they could.

A Yellow Wagtail gulerle feeding on the shore during my morning coffee was species 129 from the house and a couple of Arctic Tern rødnebbterne put in an appearance.

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