Pull yourself together! Is noone birding at the Faroes? Unacceptable! Those are comments I’m getting at the moment. And yes, it has been almost a month since the last faorese rarity that I know of was found, so the comments maybe in order after all.
Anyways, the last few days there have seen some good and strong southeasterly winds and a lot of rain and fog. The is pretty much the ideal conditions for passerines making landfall, so I had to check the nearest surroundings today even though I didn’t have so much time.
It soon became evident that some birds had made landfall. In Klaksvík there were both willow warblers and chiffchaffs but nothing rare. It soon became better in Árnafirði, where my second wood warbler this autumn made an appearence. It was a nice find as it truely is a stunning bird. As Klaus Malling Olsen once told me: If wood warblers were true rarities they would be some of the most sought-after birds due to their beauty – and if crested larks were common noone would give them attention ’cause they’re so boring.
Well, I didn’t even find a barred warbler, but surely there has been one on Svínoy or somewhere else around the Faroes. Maybe a greenish warbler can be located in the coming days too? At least the forecast looks interesting…