Birding is still on summer mode. But the first migrants are slowly turning up. Today I found a female Pintail, a Tufted Duck and two Common Scoters at Funningsfirði. And a few days ago two Great Cormorants were present at Morkranes. They extint on the Faroes more than a century ago, but with an increase in sightings recently maybe they are about to come back?
I’ve seen four Common Crossbills during the last few days and a male was found moribund at Toftir. But the highlight has been a female Two-barred Crossbill seen by Søren Sørensen in the plantation in Tórshavn 3 days ago. It is the 13th record for the Faroes, and all the records come from the period between late June and August (except for a juvenile lingering till late September).
Søren also saw a putative American Black Duck at Kirkjubø, but sufficient views could not be obtained. So maybe I should look for it eventually.