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Third ever lesser redpoll for the Faroes

Today we went birding on Eysturoy. Yesterday night is was very cold and the weather was clear and the stars and the moon were visible – we even had snow on the mountains. That simply is the recipe for a total clear out of migrants. And that was what we found out. We checked Æðuvík, Rituvík and Eiði on Eysturoy, but we didn’t find a single warbler.

Third ever lesser redpoll for the Faroes

Our best birds were two slavonian grebes, curlew and the third ever lesser redpoll for the Faroes – but off course it is probably a regular migrant.

Third ever lesser redpoll for the Faroes

After that we took the ferry to Svínoy. The weather was horrible, but we managed to find a blackcap and a weird warbler. I found it in a ditch and flushed it 1 meter away from me. Then it sat on a fence for a short period before flying to another ditch. Then I flushed it once again and but it went into a dense shrubbery. It looked like a pale acro, but hopefully we’ll see it tomorrow or maybe we even catch it in a mist-net. Svínoy is almost always good for a good bird!

SiO

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