Monday, May 18, 2020

Øygarden 14 May 2020 - A day off / the young ones

I took a break from seawatching today and had a look around at various localities.

Several singing Lesser Whitethroat møller at various localities, Cuckoo gjøk, Skylarks sanglerke seemingly breeding at three different places.

Siskin grønnsisik singing at Herdlevær

Whimbrel småspove at Tjeldstø

White Wagtail linerle

Otherwise it was a days of nests and young ones. A Blackbird svarttrost nest at Alvheim held almost fully fledged young whilst a Song Thrush måltrost was still adding some nest lining only a few metres away. A Ringed Plover sandlo watched over at least one newly hatched chick at the usual place.

At Tjeldstø a few Whimbrel småspove took a breather in one of the fields.

From the house a couple of White-tailed Eagle havørn, two pairs of Oystercatcher tjeld and one of Curlew storspove breeding close by, Common Sandpipers strandsnipe displaying and a pair of Twite bergirisk establishling themselves. Meanwhile the Starling stær parents are in shuttle traffic feeding their young in the nestbox I put up last year.

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