Friday, September 27, 2019

Hernar 23 September 2019 - "Good" weather

Another cracking day weather wise and thus the island was relatively quiet - but far from dead.  Magic to be out and about - still rather summery with lots of butterflies about too.

Garden Warbler hagesanger

Twite bergirisk

Things were relatively quiet on the island though three species of sylvia warbler all gave nice views. Blackcap munk and Garden Warbler hagesanger were feeding in fruit trees and eating both fruit and insects. A Lesser Whitethroat møller stuck to insects. The only phylloscopus warbler was a lone Yellow-browed gulbrynsanger which called a few times during the morning but never showed itself. Other autumn migrants in the form of Brambling bjørkefink and Reed Bunting sivspurv put in an appearance.

Decent numbers of Song Thrush måltrost were hiding in the trees along with smaller numbers of the other common thrushes.

A Peregrine vandrefalk and a Sparrowhawk spurvehauk hunted over the island.

My first Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt of the autumn showed up on the shoreline as we left the island. Other waders on islands on the way home were Oystercatcher tjeld, Curlew storspove and a few Golden plover heilo.

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