The last two days I’ve been attending a meet about Ramsar (http://www.ramsar.org). It is a wetland protection convention or treaty, which aims at protection all kinds of wetlands: bird cliffs, lakes, oceans, fjords and so on. And I even got to sit besides the environemt minister for 3 hours when she hosted a dinner at a good hotel. We got deer-meat, french wine and stuff… not bad at all. Anyways, yesterday we went seeing the island of Sandoy, where there are serveral good lakes hosting geese and ducks. I was put in charge of the bird watching and when showing the swiss, icelandic, greenlandic, danish and faroese delegates the faroese birds I found a ring-necked duck… not bad at all. I got the less good photos, but good enough to see the bird.
I had a few moments checking the village of Sandur and it was loaded with passerines. A bluethroat, a siberian chiffchaff, a yellow-browed warbler, a barred warbler and some blackcaps… and that was only during 10 minutes in two gardens… the birds are really out there!
Very COOL Silas!!!
Sitting next to the environment minster at dinner is nothing, Silas. I once showed the Icelandic environment minister a Polar Bear through my scope :-Þ
You see 10.000’s of yanks every year at the Faroes including alle or many of the