Snow

Hvannasund

Hvannasund – view from the kitchen

Well, I closed the season on the last blog post, but there are still plenty of birds around in spite of the first snowfall in the mountains. Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs are the most common migrants along with Redwings. But geese and Whooper Swans are also moving through.

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

 

Waxwing

Waxwing

A few days ago I found a Grey Wagtail in Tórshavn and today I found another one in Árnafirði. It is a rare but annual migrant here.

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Yesterday I flushed a dunnock-type bird that gave very brief views at the same place. I got quite excited, but it turned out to be a Dunnock. So far I’ve found four Dunnocks, but still not Siberian Accentors. But when the winds turn easterly again in early November everything can happen!

Dunnock

Dunnock

There is also a significant arrival of Redpolls – most of which are pale and interesting.

Redpoll

Redpoll

 

And two days ago the Western Bonelli’s Warbler was still present, but today it was gone.

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Western Bonelli’s Warbler

Silas

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