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Greenish Warbler
Hernar, Øygarden, Norway. 26 August 2009

This gem turned up on the relatively undiscovered and hopelessly underwatched island of Hernar in Øygarden close to Bergen in Norway. This was only the second record for Øygarden and approximately the fourth for the county of Hordaland - this is probably more of a reflection on observer effort than actual scarcity.

The first record for Øygarden was on 25 August 1991 at Herdlevær.

Greenish Warbler
Hernar, Øygarden, 26 August 2009

This bird was hard to clinch giving only brief views early in the day followed by a few calls and fleeting glimpses before it finally gave itself up giving great views and calling repeatedly just before it was time to catch the boat home....

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