With Hume’s Warblers turning up in other places it feels a bit unfare when we only have Chiffchaffs but with one classic tristis that called and also sang (first time I have heard the song which is noticeably more varied than normal Chiffchaff), another bird that looked tristis like but didn’t call and another bird with an “easterly” but not tristis call that didn’t show very well then we had a bit to work with.
Raptors have been very scarce recently but we had three species today with a large and pale juvenile Goshawk, 2 Sparrowhawks and best of all a White-tailed Eagle. I picked it up in the scope at 5.5km range before it then flew towards us and eventually passed at probably a bit over 500m range. It was a 2nd or perhaps more likely 3rd CY bird with obvious moult in the primaries.
|White-tailed Eagle (havørn) over Nesodden as seen from Fornebu|
|and crossing Fornebu|
|the definite (calling and singing) Siberian/tristis Chiffchaff|
|and the quiet bird that was probably also a tristis|
|Common Scoters (svartand) have been scarce so far this autumn|
|Jack Snipe (kvartbekkassin)|
|Little Grebes (dvergdykker)|