Monday, May 29, 2006

Skogsøy 29 May 2006

With the wind from the north I was fairly optimistic on the way out to the lookout. First bird was a close range Peregrine vandrefalk flying past. Several skuas including 2 Long-tailed Skua fjelljo and a Pomarine Skua polarjo headed north early on but as the wind increased the skua passage stopped. All in all rather little passing.....

Other records included a Red Knot polarsnipe and two Ruddy Turnstone steinvender and a total of 46 Black-legged Kittiwake krykkje - an alarmingly low number for the highest day count thus far this spring! This is not the only species to have had a very poor showing this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying reading your birding log which ran across when I was looking up the word "fjelljo." I'm reading a book by a Dutch author about a young man on a trip to Norway by Willem Frederik Hermans.