Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Værøy 2016 Day 4 early update

Another promising start to the day with a number of Y-b Warblers, Blyth’s Reed still around (and probably two birds in same area), a Pied Flycatcher and good numbers of birds in the air.

Last night, after going to be early, I was awoken before midnight to a nice surprise – a trapped Storm Petrel. Regardless of what I may think of ringing it was a privilege to see this pelagic species so close up and boy are they small birds. It is amazing that they live their lives at sea and hardly ever seem to be driven into land by storms unlike their large cousins. Maybe their small size makes them less susceptible to be blown by storms?

Here are a few pictures from the last few days.

Wood Warbler (bøksanger)

Pied Fly (svarthvit fluesnapper)

Storm Petrel (havsvale)

Barred Warbler (hauksanger)

Blyth's Reed Warbler (busksanger)

Turtle Dove

juv Waxwing
Y-b Warbler

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