Yes, I’ve been lazy. The blog hasn’t been updated for a while. But it’s because there haven’t been so many rare birds around. Hundreds of Iceland Gulls, a few Kumlien’s Gulls, a Little Gull, two Grey Wagtails, some Water Rails and Redpolls were the best birds in March.
The slow winter changed to spring and thousands of Pink-footed Geese, a few Greenland White-fronted and Eastern White-froned Geese have turned up. Two days ago a storm hit us and we had up to 49 m/s wind speed. That brought in lots of Whooper Swans. And today Rodmund á Kelduni managed to pick out the first Bewick’s Swan for the Faroes in a flock of Whoopers on Sandoy.
Yet another bird on the most expected 10 national firsts since September 2016 was eliminated:
American Golden Plover
Lanceolated Warbler Dusky Warbler Hume’s Leaf Warbler
So since I made the list in September last year four out of 10 have been found. I should consider making a new list.
I did twitch the Bewick’s Swan after finishing teaching biology C and B at the local Highschool. I even had some extra time on Sandoy and managed to connect with the long-staying American Wigeon, a Grey Heron, a Common Pochard and more.