Irruptive woodland species are all well and good - and can make for real rarity value but September is more about more traditional scarcer species.
An hour or so at Sæle around dawn gave two Yellow-browed Warber gulbrynsanger as the best birds. There was generally a lot of birds around including Grey-headed Woodpecker gråspett (typically more obvious at this time of year), a Bullfinch dompap (not a common species out here), a Grey Wagtail vintererle, a few Blackcap munk and plenty of the usual thrushes etc.
Later in the morning a short walk at Hellesøy gave up another Yellow-browed Warbler gulbrynsanger and a Lesser Whitethroat møller as the highlights. A few minutes at Hjelme gave another Grey-headed Woodpecker.
After a trip to the airport and back I popped in at Herdlevær briefly just as the rain set in - another Yellow-browed Warbler here and a couple of Chiff-chaff gransanger.
The best was saved for the last - my usual stop beside Husvatnet, Tjeldstø where a very flighty Great White Egret egretthegre fed. A Great Black-backed Gull svartbak caused it to fly - but thankfully not far so a couple of the more local birders managed to catch up with it.