Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Well, when I start working it’s dark and when I return home from work it is dark. So not a lot of time for birding. But Rodmund keeps the spirit high and has found a Ring-necked Duck (2. Winter male), a Tundra Bean Goose and relocated the long-staying Steller’s Eider in Sumba and a male American Wigeon on Sandoy.

On the 23rd November I found a Yellow Wagtail – that is late! And it was very grey like a Citrine Wagtail. Yoav made a post about the bird on birding frontiers: http://birdingfrontiers.com/2016/11/27/frosty-wagtail-on-faroes/

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

I relocated the bird two days ago and today Rodmund also saw it. We have now obtained permission to catch the bird and hopefully get some DNA so it can be nailed beyond doubt.

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

During September Kat Snell caught 5 Lesser Whitethroats on Nólsoy. They were all dna-tested and all of them belonged to the eastern blythi. It kind of confirms my suspicion that we get a lot of these eastern birds here during autumn.

I’ve also made a small movie about some of the rare birds I’ve found on the Faroes during the autumn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfTR5c1Fnb0





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