Friday, April 21, 2006

Skogsøy 21 April 2006

Rock Pipit skjærepiplerke
Cormorant storskarv

An excellent seawatch in superb weather. The first day that Red-throated Diver smålom numbers have reached three figures; a single Great Northern Diver islom and two White-billed Diver gulnebblom also headed north.

Great Cormorant storskarv and Common Scoter svartand numbers seem building up as Common Gull fiskemåke and Oystercatcher tjeld numbers drop.

Other birds included a late Little Auk alkekonge on the sea in front of the look out, a fly by Merlin dvergfalk and the first Purple Sandpipers fjæreplytt for a while.

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