Thursday, April 27, 2006

Skogsøy 27 April 2006

The dog doesn't get too excited about White-bills....

Siskin grønnsisik in the garden

A superb day on all counts, with lovely weather and plenty of birds. Quality rather than quantity was the name of the game today with four fantastic summer plumaged White-billed Diver gulnebblom heading north at close range. Another large diver passed by close but due to a number of mitigating circumstances could not be clinched - frustrating.

A few small flocks of Barnacle Geese hvitkingås totalling over 120 may be the forerunner of things to come - perhaps they will pass in thier thoudands tomorrow....

Other stuff included 70 Red-throated Diver smålom, a couple of Great Skua storjo and the first Black Guillemot teist for a while.

Back home at Tjeldstø a couple of Siskin grønsisik were in the garden along with the chaffinches.

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