Today I went to do some birding with Patrick Wildjang again. First we checked Viðareiði. It was fairly empty with only two Lesser Whitethroats and a single Yellow-browed. So we decided to go west.
Our next stop was the plantation at Hvalvík. There we found another Yellow-browed and a Garden Warbler and about 7 Redpolls.
Then we headed to Gásadalur and Bø, where we saw another Lesser Whitethroat and a Yellow-browed Warbler respectively.
Then we checked Sørvágur. A juv. Red-breasted Flycatcher was the best bird there.
At Vatnsoyrar a tricky (arctic) Redpoll type gave very brief views. It had a large white upper-rump, but heavily streaked flanks. The bill was fine and in had an over all buff tone.
On our way back towards Streymoy we saw a Canada Goose-type, that had joined some domestic geese. It was rather small and short-necked with a quite steep forehead.
The bird could fly and was quite shy, so I am quite sure it is a wild one. But it looked too big for a typical Crackling Goose – or at least how I would expect it to be. Comments on the bird are welcome.