Vetrarlaub og tegundir/winter status

Hi all…

Now we have passed the 1. march it is time for vetrarlaub-status. The winter was very snowy and cool (and the spring shows no improvements). The snowy weather made some birds easy to get – like keldusvín (water rail), jack snipe and stuff. The best birds of the winter include the first Tundra bean goose for the Faroes found on the 31. dec. It is a cold weather migrant, and birds have beem seen in Iceland and Shetland too. A first winter Ross’s gull found on 3. feb was new faroese tick for me – and what a lovely one. The bird was refound to weeks later at Tórshavn, where it is probably still present. The 3rd Smew for the Faroes was at Vestmanna along with a Velvet Scoter in late feb. Rockmund also found a female Ring-necked Duck – but I haven’t twitched it yet. I have seen two already…

Ross's gull

The winter has had some good birds, but only 23 Iceland Gulls are nothing compared to perhaps 350 last winter. And waxwings and crossbills have been totally absent. So The totalt vetrarlaub list looks like this:

Twitched per year 2010 –  – Faroe Islands
Silas Olofson
Sort the checklist by date

1 Okn
Cygnus cygnus
2 Tundra Bean Goose
Anser serrirostris
3 Íslandsgás
Anser brachyrhynchus
4 Grágás
Anser anser
5 Brandgás
Branta leucopsis
6 Seglont
Aix galericulata
7 Ennigul ont
Anas penelope
8 Krikkont
Anas crecca
9 Villdunna
Anas platyrhynchos
10 Snælduont
Anas acuta
11 Trøllont
Aythya fuligula
12 Grábøkut ont
Aythya marila
Common Eider faeroeensis
Somateria mollissima faeroeensis
13 Ógvella
Clangula hyemalis
14 Kolont
Melanitta nigra
15 Spegilsont
Melanitta fusca
16 Súgont
Bucephala clangula
17 Smew
Mergellus albellus
18 Toppont
Mergus serrator
19 Tannont
Mergus merganser
20 Havgás
Gavia immer
21 Gjør
Podiceps auritus
22 Havhestur
Fulmarus glacialis
23 Hiplingur
Phalacrocorax carbo
2010-01-04 Klaksvík
24 Skarvur
Phalacrocorax aristotelis
25 Hegri
Ardea cinerea
26 Spurvaheykur
Accipiter nisus
27 Smyril
Falco columbarius
28 Jarðarkona
Rallus aquaticus
29 Sevhøna
Gallinula chloropus
30 Sjógvhøna
Fulica atra
31 Tjaldur
Haematopus ostralegus
32 Vípa
Vanellus vanellus
33 Vendisnípa
Scolopax rusticola
34 Lítil mýrisnípa
Lymnocryptes minimus
2010-01-01 Klaksvík
35 Mýrisnípa
Gallinago gallinago
36 Tangspógvi
Numenius arquata
Common Redshank robusta
Tringa totanus robusta
37 Tjaldursgrælingur
Arenaria interpres
38 Fjallmurra
Calidris alpina
39 Grágrælingur
Calidris maritima
40 Skatumási
Larus canus
41 Svartbakur
Larus marinus
42 Valmási
Larus hyperboreus
43 Lítil valmási
Larus glaucoides
44 Fiskimási
Larus argentatus
45 Fransaterna
Larus ridibundus
46 Dvørgmási
Larus minutus
47 Brandmási
Rhodostethia rosea
2010-02-03 Toftir
48 Ryta
Rissa tridactyla
49 Fulkubbi
Alle alle
50 Lomvigi
Uria aalge
51 Álka
Alca torda
52 Teisti
Cepphus grylle
53 Lundi
Fratercula arctica
54 Bládúgva
Columba livia
55 Mánadúgva
Columba palumbus
56 Turkadúgva
Streptopelia decaocto
57 Lerkur
Alauda arvensis
2010-01-04
58 Grátítlingur
Anthus petrosus
59 Títlingskongur
Regulus regulus
60 Músabróðir
Troglodytes troglodytes
61 Kvørkveggja
Turdus merula
62 Fjalltrøstur
Turdus pilaris
2010-01-04 Viðareiði
63 Óðinshani
Turdus iliacus
64 Bringureyði
Erithacus rubecula
65 Rókur
Corvus monedula
66 Kráka
Corvus cornix
67 Ravnur
Corvus corax
68 Stari
Sturnus vulgaris
Common Starling faroensis
Sturnus vulgaris faroensis
69 Gráspurvur
Passer domesticus
70 Bókígða
Fringilla coelebs
71 Fjallígða
Fringilla montifringilla
72 Reyðkollur
Carduelis flammea
2010-01-04 Viðareiði
73 Barrígða
Carduelis spinus
74 Snjófuglur
Plectrophenax nivalis

And in dec. 2009 I got these: Chiffchaff, meadow pipit, white wagtail. This brings the vetrarlaub up to 77 species.

SiO

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