American Wigeon?

Common Nightingale

Common Nightingale

Birding has been a little slow due to lack of both time and proper weather. But there are still good migrants around including Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and a few Common Swifts.

And the Common Nightingale was still present on Svínoy a few days ago.

Yesterday I checked Eysturoy and came across a female type American Wigeon at Nordskála. It could be a bird that was also present last year but rejected as an American Wigeon by the Danish rc due to features not matching American Wigeon and also due to lack of photos of the underwing.

American Wigeon a

American Wigeon a1

American Wigeon a2

American Wigeon a3

American Wigeon a4

Otherwise the winds look amazing for the next long period. It should bring loads for sibes to our shores. I’d only wish there would be more birders around to find them.

Silas

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One comment on “American Wigeon?

  1. With these seemingly snow-white axillaries the entire Danish rare birds committee should be convinced.

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