Wood Sandpipers have now arrived – I had birds in various places including Svellet where there were 18 today up from zero yesterday. I also had all three hirundines and there were quite a few raptors today with 4 Kestrels, Merlin, 2 Peregrines, 2 Marsh Harriers, Hen Harrier, Common Buzzard and Rough-legged Buzzard. Greenshank have increased to 80 in Svellet and the water level looks to have stopped rising and conditions are looking very niiiiiice.
Both the Tundra Bean Geese from last week were still around although had both had moved a little to the north.
A stop in Maridalen after lunch with showers and southerly winds was surprisingly quiet with no waders or ducks but my first Redstart of the year, a fine but unphotogenic male, was a bonus.
It was gloomy all day today and my pictures are a bit disappointing.
|Kjelle today - compare this to how it was on 28 April|
|40 Golden Plovers (heilo) were on traditional fields near Haneborg|
|the stubble field with a number of nesting Lapwings. The farmer has already started ploughing to the left|
|Rough-legged Buzzard (fjellvåk)|
|Svellet - today's light makes it easier to see the mudbanks|
|waders in silhouette. In the inset once can see Redshank, Wood Sand and Greenshank|
|Tundra Bean Goose (sædgås) with Pink-footed Goose (kortnebbgås)|