On the 24th I checked Klaksvík one last time before going to Denmark early on the 25th. In the harbour there were more than 200 Iceland Gulls including more than 20 well-marked Kumlien’s Gulls. At least 7 different adult birds were present.
In Hvannasund about 40 Iceland Gulls were seen including 3 well-marked Kumlien’s Gulls. All in all it does look like a new wave of Iceland Gulls with a rather high percentage of Iceland Gulls have come after the last stormy days. But unfortunately I’m not there to count for the next weeks to come.
I came to Denmark yesterday and went straight up to Sorgenfri to visit a friend, Paul Nilsson. Together we went to Gribskov to search for Two-barred Crossbills as it would be a new danish tick for me. We managed to see a splendid male and a female-type near Kagerup Station. And as I haven’t been away from the Faroes for long it was nice to see birds like Nuthatch, Common Treecreeper, Marsh Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Common Buzzard and many other species that I’ve never seen on the Faroes.