There is something about my father in law. The first time he showed me a spot where I might see some birds I found a Citrine Wagtail.
Today he called me and said that a friend of his had called him, because a starling-sized black and white bird was in his garden. So I went with him to Hvannasund to look for it.
I found a Garden Warbler, Robins and lots of White Wagtails, but nothing else. So I continued checking all the gardens in Hvannasund and in the southernmost one I found an acro. The garden is so little that the bird couldn’t hide.
Soon it got quite exciting as it called with a rather harsh teck. At the same time it showed olive-brown upper parts. Soon after it revealed a short primary projection and “banana” poisture. On the photos the wing formula looked diagnostic – the second Blyth’s Reed Warbler for the Faroes was a reality thanks to my father in law. The first one I found just a few kilometers away two years ago in september.
Other good birds around include a Carrion Crow at Viðareiði and the autumns first Lesser Whitethroat in Àrnafirði.