This morning I went birding with Svend Erik Petersen in the western part of Jutland. He was my german teacher when I went to highschool and he has taught me the basics about bird watching.
It has been a little hard for me not to see any Iceland Gulls for 3 days, so we went to Hvide Sande this morning in order to find some. We found two 3w Iceland Gulls right away. One of the birds looked like a mess and its moulting was delayed it seemed. So I did check it quite carefully as it had some dark ghostly markings on the outer primaries. But all in all they were just too faint to indicate anything for sure. A 1w Glaucous Gull was also present.
After Hvide Sande we went to Mellemdyb where there were good numbers of ducks – mostly wigeons and teals. Two Lapland Buntings gave good views too.
Along the road there were thousands of Pink-footed Geese, hundreds of Barnacle Geese and Greylags, about 20 Greater White-fronted Gesse (ssp. albifrons) and two Brant Geese (ssp. hrota).
We then headed further north to Thorsminde where a 1w Iceland Gulls was present. On the way there we saw a nice and wet peregrine. We also checked Thyborøn, but there was nothing really to be seen. All in all it was a fine day without any big surprises.