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!