Sunday, May 21, 2006

Tjeldstø 21 May 2006

Pinkfoot kortnebbgås at Tjeldstø

A rare look at Tjeldstø. Couldn't make it to Skogsøy today but a brief look at the reserve from the cycle path gave some good results as usual. An unidentified raptor would have been the most interesting bird (possibly a Rough-legged Buzzard fjellvåk).

Other birds of interest included a Pinkfoot kortnebbgås beside Husvatnet and a Whooper Swan sangsvane STILL present. Several Greylag grågås families now with young. Another stroll to the quayside with the girls gave good views of Common Terns makrellterne and a close encounter with a mink...not sure if I should have had a shotgun instead of a camera with me.....

Mink, often blamed for reduced numbers of nesting seabirds

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