Gyr Falcon in Hvalba
After yesterdays brief views and horrible pictures of a white Gyr Falcon at Argir, Tórshavn Sigmar Berg Hentze found a white morph Gyr Falcon at Hvalba, Suðuroy. He managed to get some photo from 25 meters distance with his phone and shared them on Facebook…
The bird was constantly harassed by crows and gulls and eventually took off not to be seen again.
The rarity of the species indicates, that it is the same bird than has flown to Suðuroy. But the story doesn’t end there.
A local pastor on Sandoy, Havstein Klein, had seen a bird, that looked like a Snowy Owl but with the shape of a falcon in mid January. He even noticed some yellow on the bill. But the bird could not be relocated later on.
So the white Gyr Falco has probably been around for about a month – who knows where it turns up next?
There are also other visitors from the polar areas as number of White-winged Gulls are increasing. Yestrday about 15 Iceland Gulls were seen and an adult Kumlien’s Gull has been present for a few days in Klaksvík.