Guiding sent me off the reservation today. Yet another calm, sunny and summery day.
Herdla was the first stop where we had in excess of 50 species. At a locality level the best bird was a Bar-tailed Godwit lappspove. However, 180 Golden Plover heilo and nice views of flocks of Long-tailed Duck havelle and Velvet Scoter sjøorre close to the shore were very nice indeed. Good numbers of Guillemot lomvi at long range on the sea where there were also loads of Porpoises.
Next stop was Gullfjell where a White-tailed Eagle havørn was a good find for the locality and a Goshawk hønsehauk put in a short appearance. Smashing views of Dipper fossekall among the usual species here too. I was fooled into thinking I was hearing Black Grouse orrfugl by the sound of toads in a spawning frenzy. They were spawning in an area of vegetation that was covered by ice just a few days ago!