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.
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.
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!