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.
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.
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.
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.