After a couple of days dealing with work-related stuff (though you might well ask how on earth this should be necessary when I don't technically have a job) it was time to do some more birding.
Hernar was the name of the game and almost the very first bird I put my binoculars onto was a cracking male Black Redstart svartrødstjert. This is the fifth time I have seen this species on the island and is a rather late spring record.
Male Black Redstart svartrødstjert
Carrion Crow svartkråke (or black crow - continuing the black theme for the day)
The long-staying Carrion Crow svartkråke was unsurprisingly still present. There was not much in the way of other migrants - just a male Blackcap munk and a flock of six Woodpigeon ringdue that made a brief stop on the island before heading off to the north. However, numbers of Sedge Warblers sivsanger, Whitethroat tornsanger had both increased.
Arctic Tern rødnebbterne - a cracking bird posing among flowering thrift and goose droppings
Common Tern makrellterne
Many Swallows låvesvale nest in the fishing cabins at Nautnes. Here one poses briefly on a boat.
Checked out a small breeding island near my house - plenty of Common Tern makrellterne and some Arctic Terns rødnebbterne are settling in there. Fingers crossed as always!