Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hernar 07 September 2017 - Bird of the day: House Sparrow

Light SE winds and sunny.

I spent the morning combing Hernar for migrants together with four of the keenest birders from Bergen. A decent enough species list was amassed without anything mega turning up.

Record shot of the Bar-tailed Godwits lappspove

A very confiding Ruff brushane

Yellow Wagtail gulerle

Ruff brushane

In a Hernar context the bird of the day was a House Sparrow gråspurv - it is not often this species makes the sea crossing to the island.

Of more conventional interest were Yellow Wagtail gulerle, Pied Flycatcher svarthvit fluesnapper, Garden Warbler hagesanger, a flock of six Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove, Great Northern Diver islom, a Whinchat buskskvett, around 60 Twite bergirisk and most of the usual suspects.

I had a few more Yellow Wagtail gulerle and an unidentified harrier as best sightings during the briefest of visits to Tjeldstø and another Whinchat buskskvett turned up very close to my house at Nautnes.

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