Southerly winds with light rain in the morning, calmer and dry in the afternoon.
Kicked off with a look at Hjelme Vest, I turned up a bit on the early side and it was hard going to pick stuff up. With a bit more daylight there was slightly more to see - though some of the usual species failed to show. Best sighting was a flock of around 50 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt. There were also four each of White-tailed Eagle havørn and Black Guillemot teist, about 40 Long-tailed Duck havelle and several Common Scoter svartand.
The woods were quiet with just the usual Crested Tits toppmeis and small flocks of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb and Greenfinch grønnfink.
Drive-bys on the way home proved rather more productive with the first Woodpigeon ringdue of the year at Sæle. At Hjelme there were two Mistle Thrush duetrost which were joined by two Fieldfare.
On my way to pick up my daughters for a fishing trip I picked up four more Mistle Thrush duetrost at Tjeldstø.
The fishing was not too successful, although there will be fish for dinner much of this week:) White-tailed Eagle havørn, Greylags grågås and a newly arrived Oystercatcher tjeld were among the birds seen.