Today was rather a disappointment especially as there were things happening south of us although a similar lack of birds on neighbouring island of Røst suggests that the favourable winds/weather are lying just a bit too far south.
There was some arrival of birds with more Yellow-browed Warblers than before with perhaps 20 on the island of which I saw 6. There were also sightings of Olive-backed Pipit and Little Bunting.
I got to enjoy a couple of the Yellow-broweds in nice sunshine but as usual they are difficult to get good photos of. The Jack Snipe that the others enjoyed whilst I was cooking yesterday was still present today in a tiny ditch and gave ridiculously close views. I resorted to using flash due to poor light which has given the bird a bit of a devilish look.
A Hawk Owl was the other highlight in addition to my first trip sightings of Blackcap and Goldcrest which gives an indication of the state of play.
|Jack Snipe (kvartbekkasin) with red eye|
|finally some OK views and photos of Yellow-browed Warbler (gulbrynsanger)|
|a Hawk Owl is still surviving|