There are still lots of migrants around. Every proper garden contains a few or several warblers these days.
The most dominant species are by far Willow Warbler followed by Garden Warbler. They are present in all the major gardens I’ve checked on the Northern Isles.
During the last few days I’ve seen more than 40 Willow Warblers, 17 Garden Warblers and a few Blacksaps, Chiffchaffs and a single Whinchat and Barred Warbler.
A few scarcities have also been around. A Common Kestrel, two Collared Doves and a Grey Wagtail were present at Viðareiði today.
Yesterday a Wood Warbler and a Wryneck were present at Vestmanna.
But the highlight (at least when in comes to rarities) was the 9th Faroese record of Marsh Warbler at Kunoy a few days ago.
Oh yeah… a Black Swan has been present at Mjáuvøtn for a while too.
Overall a very exciting week. And when you take into account that I have only been birding for a few hours in total and only checked rather few locations the total number of birds on the islands must be rather impressive. And I’m sure some good birds have been out there. Hopefully something really good like a Paddy, Arctic, Greenish, Bonelli’s, Lancy or something like that will turn up soon.