September 2011

Western Bonelli´s Warbler1st–15th September

September opened with the Citrine Wagtails and also Two-barred Crossbill and Common Rosefinch.

With rare warblers all other places than Utsira the first few days of the month, it was only a matter of time before we gave an answer.

And that we did with a Western Bonelli´s Warbler (Jostein Austevik, Arne Klovning et al.) in the ringing forests on the 4th, for a change a bird not found trapped.

It is only four accepted Norwegian records of this species, and it has never had anything to order other places than Rogaland, the most bird-rich county in Norway. The present record will be Utsira´s third.

Another rare Phylloscopus did show on the 4th, in the shape of a Greenish Warbler (Øystein B. Nilsen) in Herberg.

Weather for seabirds on 7th and 8th brought in one Manx and 14 Sooty Shearwaters plus 23 Brant Geese. The autumn´s first Lapland Longspur and Snow Bunting appeared on the 4th and 8th, respectively.

A skulky Red-breasted Flycatcher stayed a couple of days from the 8th. The first Barnacle and Pink-footed Geese for the autumn came in over the island on the 9th and 10th. Meanwhile, a few Barred Warblers and Rosefinches were still present in the period.

A new search for once numerous seabirds from Pedleneset on the 13th and 14th gave three Sooty Shearwaters, five Great Skuas and 17 Red-throated Loons.

The autumn´s first Yellow-browed Warbler arrived early, and at a traditional place – in Herberg on the 14th.

 

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