Saturday, April 01, 2006

Øygarden 01 April 2006

Migrating Cormorants storskarv

Technically, in a Norwegian context, bird of the day was a Carrion Crow svartkråke heading north up the coast. I much preferred the Red-necked Grebe gråstrupedykker that headed south, or the small numbers of Snow Bunting snøspurv for that matter.
Today was the first day with over 100 Cormorant, as is usual a number of flocks passed behind the lookout and would have been missed had I been sitting lower down as I do when it is windy...
Two Red-throated Diver smålom headed north up the fjord past Tjeldstø in the evening - they seem to be migrating up both sides of Øygarden today.

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