Reed Warbler is no longer the rarity it once was. It is expanding
westwards and as a result it seems to occur more frequently in Øygarden
than it used to - I have now
found two autumn birds at Herdlevær
and one singing spring record on Hernar.
The first bird I found was EXTREMELY skulking a took a few days to
identify with certainty. The second bird was, with some patience, a lot
more showy and co-operative. Interestingly both birds were long-stayers
and were present for a few days.
Normally a very skulking species this individual showed itself for just
a few minutes before scuttling off into the undergrowth again.
Herdlevær, Øygarden, September 2013