Paddyfield Warbler (Atle Grimsby)16th–30th June

Spring migration was not quite over yet, in southerlies and sunnies on the 19th a Paddyfield Warbler (Øystein B. Nilsen et al.) was found trapped in the ringing forest. It was standby for a week but was not seen by many. The fifth for Utsira, records now have a spring bias.

Shortly after this capture a Eurasian Golden Oriole sang in the middle of the island. Later on, also this one was found trapped.

Spring´s second Western Marsh Harrier flew past near the ringing place on the 21st, the latest record by a wide margin.

The female from the local pair of Peregrine Falcons hit the net one day, obviously hunting Common Wood Pigeon (which sat beside it). Peregrines trapped in mist-nets is nowhere common.

Two Marsh Warblers were trapped on the 22nd.

The first Eurasian Curlews went south on the 22nd, along with Common Ringed Plover and European Golden Plover.

An Icterine Warbler sang in Herberg still on the 24th. A bird with a somewhat harsher voice was the Corn Crake heard near the churchyard on the night to 27th. Another late occurrence was Common Redstart on the 27th.

After a very poor spring for European Stonechats (one in March) a male showed up in Herberg on the surprise date of 29th June. The last day of the month gave the second Osprey for the year plus a late Yellow Wagtail.

As of the first six months of the year 171 species have been recorded.

Eurasian Golden Oriole (Atle Grimsby)

Paddyfield Warbler (Atle Grimsby)