Tempora mutantur et nos in illis. Time is changing and we with it.
It is time to face it. The world has changed. It is winter. Migration has ended… I don’t care if Shetland has loads of humes’ or dusky warblers and if Iceland has an isabelline shrike – I can’t find any quality birds around here.
Or maybe it is the combination of short days, a lot of work and cold and clear nights that cause me to see nothing good. Or maybe I am a little to pessimistic. I have been to Viðareiði, where I found a very nice long-eared owl, 7 european white-fronted geese, 2 blackcaps and 4 chiffchaffs. And in Árnafirði there were a chiffchaff and a common scoter… so well, there are still birds around.
It would just be very nice to end the autumn with one last rarity – like a dusky or a humes… We’ll see…