Two-barred Crossbill

Two-barred Crossbill

Two-barred Crossbill

Today I really didn’t have time for birding, so I did only get to go out for an hour. I decided to check Kunoy. In the village there are only a few gardens, so checking them is easy and can be done within half an hour.

Above the village there is a plantation. I rarely go there, ’cause it just takes a lot of time if you catch a glimpse of something without being able to relocate it.

Two-barred Crossbill

Two-barred Crossbill

Today the gardens in the village were almost empty. A single Garden Warbler and two Willow Warblers were it. So I had time for a quick check in the plantation. Just a few minutes after entering I heard a trumpet call and a juvenile Two-barred Crossbill landed just a few meters away. It gave good views for a several minutes while foraging.

Two-barred Crossbill

Two-barred Crossbill

This is the 12th record of the Faroe Islands. I have seen Two-barred Crossbills on three occasions on the Faroe Islands – all of them in Kunoy and all of them between 25th of august and 4th of september. So todays bird fits both location and date very well.

Silas

 

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