Bewick’s Swan

Kumlien’s Gull

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.

Water Rail

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.

Bewick’s Swan


Bewick’s Swan

Yet another bird on the most expected 10 national firsts since September 2016 was eliminated:

Bewick’s Swan

American Golden Plover

Spotted Sandpiper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Black-throated Thrush

Short-toed Lark

Lanceolated Warbler

Dusky Warbler

Hume’s Leaf Warbler

Booted Warbler

Red-eyed Vireo

So since I made the list in September last year four out of 10 have been found. I should consider making a new list.

Bewick’s Swan

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.

American Wigeon


2 comments on “Bewick’s Swan

  1. Morgan boch says:

    Good to see that birds are coming. I miss Faroe see you maybe next automn 😉

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