Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Skogsøy 18 April 2006

The quietest day yet migration wise, although several Northern Fulmar havhest and a Great Skua storjo were seen.

A passing gull dropped this pipefish on me today - these fish are a very common prey item for the larger gulls at Skogsøy. When normal prey has been unavailable species such as terns have turned to pipefish for food and choked their young on them. Adult gulls obviously don't have this problem - though why the gull thought I was in need of a pipefish I can only imagine...

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