Saturday, November 04, 2017

Herdlevær 03 November 2017 - The weather is here, wish you were lovely

Very strong south westerly winds with some showers.

1cy Northern Goshawk hønsehauk. I like to think of these pictures as atmospheric rather than just underexposed....

Not the best of conditions again but quite a productive day despite this. Highlights were a Glaucous Gull polarmåke, a movement of Little Auks alkekonge, a Goshawk hønsehauk and a Woodcock rugde. The supporting cast included a Curlew storspove, a Peregrine vandrefalk, a few White-tailed Eagle havørn and some duck on the move.

A very small part of the Fieldfare gråtrost flock

Some of the Common Scoter svartand seen today

A Cormorant storskarv with that Ibiza party feeling

A rather hooded Herring Gull gråmåke. Not the most extreme version I have seen but it made us look twice....

Redwing rødvingetrost

Birders in action at Herdlevær today. Photo: Roald Hatten

A large flock of Fieldfare gråtrost was pretty spectacular, smaller numbers of Redwing rødvingetrost, a late Meadow Pipit heipiplerke, a Willow Tit granmeis, a small flock of Parrot Crossbill furukorsnebb, a couple of late Greylags grågås, two Snipe enkeltbekkasin and a pair of Wigeon brunnakke were also seen here.

A quick look at Breivik was pretty much more of the same but more Redwing rødvingetrost and small flocks of Chaffinch bokfink and Brambling bjørkefink seen here along with a couple more Meadow Pipit heipiplerke.

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