Southerly winds with some precipitation at long last!
The conditions seemed good to deposit migrants out here on the islands but did not deliver the goods in any big way.
A short session at Skogsøy on 06 September failed on pretty much all counts with little other than Gannets havsule passing. A couple of White-tailed Eagles havørn and a Peregrine vandrefalk were all that were on offer here.
Popping in at Tjeldstø on the way home produced just one Ruff brushane and a small increase in the number of Wigeon brunnakke present.
My usual round at Herdlevær on 07 September did ever so slightly better with a Little Stint dvergsnipe joining a couple of Ringed Plover sandlo. Also the first Wheatear steinskvett since my return and a few Wigeon brunnakke.
On the way home a Woodcock rugde feeding at Alvheim was the best sighting - no doubt a local breeder but uncommon to see them out in the open.
On 08 September conditions were identical to the previous day -misty with light drizzle. An identical round to the previous day produced just singles of Knot polarsnipe, a Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt and a couple of Wheatear steinskvett. A flock of at least 11 Teal krikkand were at Kollsnes - so some wildfowl obviously started to move.