The show must go on

Empty gardens – what are we living for
Abandoned places – I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for

We’re looking for rare birds, Freddy M. Today I checked the villages to the north. The weather yesterday was horrible, so my birthday didn’t turn into a birdday. So I tried to make up for that today. I got out quite late due to the rain, but I eventually came to Viðareiði. There were still good numbers of migrants around, but less than a few days ago. I found about 200 redwings, 50 blackcaps and just a few fieldfares.

Wow! A sibe chiff...

Wow! A sibe chiff...

In the gardens there were a few blackcaps, some robins and four chiffchaffs, two of which looked like siberians. A single whooper swan had setteled down in a field.

Whooper Swan - In its natural enviroment


In Hvannasund I found yet another handfull of blackcaps and chiffchaffs but that was it. In Árnafirði there was yet another few blackcaps and chiffchaffs, robins and a late white wagtail.

Juv white wag

Clearly there are still birds around, but the empty gardens and abandoned places can soon be a reality. But well, the show must go on… Meanwhile the latest news include that St. Johnstones match against Aberdeen was cancelled due to fog (how do they ever play?), a lot of owls are on the move (time for a small one here!) and a possible white-tailed eagle was seen last week in Skála on Eysturoy.

Juv. great northern diver




3 comments on “The show must go on

  1. Chatterbirds says:

    Sorry that your birthday did not turn into a birdday. I hope some rare winter vagrant makes up for it.

  2. Kristoffer Lager says:

    50 blackcaps or 50 blackbirds together with the redwings and fieldfairs?

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