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Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
A Marsh Sandpiper was seen during the whole day in the same area in Vågsvollvika.
Rare visitors at Lista Bird Observatory

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)
The Rock Thrush in Vågsvollmarka. The picture was taken with a mobile phone camera through a telescope. The Rock Thrush has been seen in Norway only three times before, and now for the first time at Lista.

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)
Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)
The Caspian Plover is a very rare visitor in Europe. It breeds in Central Asia, and was probably taken to Lista on warm easterly winds.

Tuesday 10th og May 2011 was buzzing with activities at Lista Bird Observatory with three rare species observed shortly after each other.

Av M. Wold

The first rare bird noticed this morning was a March Sandpiper. It was observed in Vågsvollvika during the morning hours and settled down there for the day searching for food among the sea weed. A Marsh Sandpiper has been seen at Lista Bird Observatory three years in a row now, and has otherwise been observed only a few times elsewhere in Norway.

Later in the morning, a Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush was observed sitting on a tree stub at the edge of the plantation. It was only seen for five minutes before a hiker passed by and it flew off. This is the first time a rufous-tailed rock thrush has been seen at Lista, and only the third time nation wide. Even though six people were out looking for it for three hours, it was not seen again.

Quite a few bird watchers gathered around the bird observatory, and one of them discovered a Caspian Plover in the Vågsvollmarka, not more than 200 meters from the place where the rock thrush was seen. This is the fourth time a caspian plover has been seen in Norway, and the first time it has been seen at Lista. Many of the people that had gathered here got to see it. The local lapwings breeding out here was however not so happy about the visitor, and chased it off toward Slevdalsvann shortly after.


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