Last night out on Lindås, Austerheim and Radøy. After a period with warm weather, this night was very cold. I found nothing. But the Great Reed Warbler was singing as was the Corncrake at Gaupås. Further a lot of Common Snipes, but no Long-eared Owl, no Grasshopper Warblers, no Sedge Warblers, so I have to again later in the year.
Saturday morning, before work, Kalandsvannet, Myrdalsvannet and Flesland. Beautiful adult summer Arctic Diver and Great Crested Grebe still present at Kalandsvannet with a singing Icterine Warbler new for the year (at Kismul). Myrdalsvannet had five singing Common Flycatchers and a Spotted Flycatcher, but couldn't find other interesting birds. At Flesland another singing Icterine Warbler and a Northern Wheatear.
|male Northern Wheatear|
A day on Hernar with Egil Frantzen. Warm and sunny weather. Best birds were a pair of Red-backed Shrikes. Further a singing Grasshopper Warbler and the usual. Twites, Lesser Redpolls and Linnets were all over the island, together with two Common Cuckoos, a Garden Warbler, a Whinchat and lots of Northern Wheatears. An hour or so seawatching produced four Red-throated Divers and a Puffin.
|male Red-backed Shrike|
A quick visit at Kanadaskogen revealed that the Wryneck was still present, however calling infrequently. A singing Common Redstart was a new for me for Bergen. Maybe there were two present, but I'm not sure. Further three Spotted Flycatchers, two Pied Flycatchers and lots of Siskins.
|I may be one of the first creatures this Siskin met|
After work twitched the reported Wryneck at Kanadaskogen in Bergen succesfully. Nervous bird, but I managed some pics. Tried at Kalandsvannet Grasshopperwarbler, may be it's a bit too early in the year. However, they are widely reported elsewhere in the county
|Highly vocal but somewhat secretive Wryneck|
|second summer Common Gull|