Warblers were, as usual this year, shockingly scarce with just three Willow Warblers and two Blackcaps – I wonder whether there will be anything to see on Værøy in a weeks time? On the lake single Wigeon and Teal were keeping some Mallards company and a group of Goosander are the first I’ve seen for a while. Raptors were limited to singles of Buzzard and Sparrowhawk but I left before it had got warm enough for any real thermal activity.
|This Nutcracker (nøttekråke) wasn't entirely sure what to do with this hazel nut|
|Blackcap (munk) - the black head with some traces of brown show this to be a 1cy male|
|Four Goosander (laksand), probably mum and youngsters|
|Wigeon (brunnakke) and Teal on Maridalsvanet - actually an unusual sight here|
|just one Whinchat (buskskvett) remaining|
|and only 3 Willow Warblers (løvsanger) seen|
|quite a few Yellowhammers (gulspurv) though|