onsdag 5 september 2012
Bird Picture of the Week / Ukens Fuglebilde
Autumn is here and this is always an exciting time for bird-watchers.
This week`s bird-picture was taken earlier today when I was sneaking around through the autumn-coloured leaves of some mountain birches and discovered a bird that is only visiting Northern Norway during this time of the year.
Why these small (9-11 cm) warblers decide that it is worth the effort to come all the way here from their original distribution range in the far East (most breeding birds are found east of the Ural Mountains in Russia) I don`t know, but it`s a fascinating, a very long and somewhat different type of autumn-migration than "normally" seen.
So far this year, this is only the 4th Yellow-browed Warbler found in Norway (and the first was found by a good friend of mine on 31 August while ringing birds on the same island, Kvaløya outside Tromsø)
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) / Gulbrynsangere / Taigasångare