Sunny with southerly winds
On 20 August we covered Herdla and some areas closer to Bergen and saw 60 species. Herdla was unsurprisingly the most productive with at least 12 species of wader including Temminck's Stint temminkssnipe, a Wood Sandpiper grønnstilk and a flock of Black-tailed Godwits svathalespove. Passerines included a couple of Yellow Wagtail gulerle and a Lesser Whitethroat møller. We narrowly missed a Citrine Wagtail sitronerle that turned up whilst we were there
Closer to Bergen nine Whinchat buskskvett in one field, a Blackcap munk eating berries already along with another White-tailed Eagle havørn and all three hirundines.
The following day was spent back on the reservation resulting in a better day for the number of species seen and bringing the total up to 86.
The morning started with a couple of Stonechat svartstrupe at Kollsnes. At Herdlevær there was plenty of passage, some of it very close in. A Spotted Redshank sotsnipe flying over was the highlight but there was a good selection of waders (including at least four species not seen on Herdla), two flocks of Shelduck gravand and plenty more besides.
At Tjeldstø both Goshawk hønsehauk and Peregrine vandrefalk put in an appearance along with the summering Whooper Swan sangsvane which was accompanied by three Wigeon brunnakke.
Various passerine species were seen during a series of drive-bys including a few Goldfinch stillits, more Common Crossblls grankorsnebb, Crested Tits toppmeis and more.
Two happy birders were dropped off in Bergen in the evening😎