Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Skogsøy 10 May 2006 - Nightmare

Yet another calm and sunny day, at least to start with. A steady passage of Red-throated Diver smålom, Long-tailed Duck havelle, Whimrel småspove and the usual suspects provided the mainstay. Highlights included a cracking pair of pale phase Arctic Skua tyvjo at close range.

At 12:45 the first Pomarine Skua polarjo of the year passed. Wicked. A couple of minutes later it was followed by the only White-billed Diver gulnebblom of the day - which diappeared into a bank of fog that was rolling in rapidly from the north.

Barely three minutes later there was no visibility at all - and just as things had started to get interesting....

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