Friday, April 27, 2007

My demon

Got this one from Jorunn. She became a Tiger and I... a more Nordic cat.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Utsira banned Yellow-browed Warbler controlled at Faeroe Islands

Interesting control of ringed bird at Utsira Birdstation. The rare Siberian vagrant was ringed at Utsira in Norway on the 5'th Oct - 06 and controlled 7 days later at Sunnari on Suduroy (south island) on Faeroe Islands on the 12'th Oct-06.
Detailed data on the bird on Stavanger Museum ring AN7680.: Click on snapshot text photo

Taigasångare - Yellow-browed from Suduroy on Faeroe Island with ring on the 7'th of Oct. 2006. Photo by Flickr friend laser-tomas

A paper by Steve Williams on the Yellow-browed Warbler in North West (2005) in Birding North West points out two other records of controlled Yellow-browed Warblers in Europe.

1. The known control from Hedemark in Norway to Fair Isle, Shetland on the 26th September 1990 (2004, Pennington & All, Birds of Shetland) The bird was trapped at Busta, Fair Isle and had been ringed five days earlier in Hedemark. This remains the only foreign-ringed Yellow-Browed Warbler controlled in Britain.

2. and another ringed at Portland on 21st October 1988 was re-trapped on Guernsey the very next day.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Kayak season started

Nice paddling among Kittiwakes and Fulmars on Utsira again! Fresh breeze made some waves outside Beiningen (a small island outside South harbor). Enough to make it fun paddling. After one hour its cold sitting barefooted in the kayak.

Small picture is from Tuevågen in South harbor.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Utsiras nett-tjenester på Norgesglasset på NRK P1

Hvorfor satse på nett i Norges minste kommune? Miljø- og plansjef blir intervjuet på Norgesglasset i NRK P1. Sendes i dag kl 1300. Følg med.....
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English: Interviewed on National Radio Brodcast. Why small municipals needs to do well on the web? Hear me on the Radio

Monday, April 09, 2007

Ingemar Nyström - Great Crow Artist

This is a draft of a great picture of eight becoming seven Hooded Crows on the ice! Read the fascinating story about the picture in Ingemar's blog.

He's also got a nice web shop where you can by copies or originals. Ingemar is the true master of Crow birds.