Friday, May 05, 2006

Skogsøy 05 May 2006

Northern Wheatear steinskvett, a common bird at Skogsøy

Common Sandpiper strandsnipe, the first at Skogsøy in 2006

The day started well but passage dropped off as the southerly wind increased. Best birds were two White-billed Diver gulnebblom and an Arctic Skua tyvjo. A distant "commic" tern was the first of the year, but was too far off to identify with certainty.

Plenty of small stuff flying over including Twite bergerisk, House Martin taksvale (unusual at the lookout point), a Skylark sanglerke (late) and the usual Wheatear steinskvett, White Wagtail linerle etc.

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