Saturday, March 18, 2006

Øygarden 18 March 2006

A Great Northern Diver islom and a Red-throated Diver smålom were the best birds at Skogsøy today. Four Grey Heron gråhegre came in off the sea - obviously returning from their winter holiday in the U.K. Peregrine vandrefalk and White-tailed Eagle havørn still around

At Tjeldstø 12 Woodpigeon ringdue were the first of 2006.

Others (T. Hansen and O. Heggøy) were out and about in Øygarden today:
At Hellesøy three Red-necked Grebe gråstrupedykker headed north as did three Snow Bunting snøspurv. Another Great Northern Diver islom was on the sea there and the flock of around 80 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt was also reported again.

The Dipper fossekall, a good Øygarden bird, was seen again at Hjelme.

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