Thursday, May 11, 2006

Øygarden 11 May 2006

Weather much calmer than forecast with very little wind and overcast. Virtually no migration other than the divers, with all four species seen once again. Small numbers of skuas heading north. New for the year at Skogsøy was a Turnstone steinvender, a regular species in small numbers at this time of year.

A male Pied Flycatcher svarthvitfluesnapper at Herdlevær was a relatively good find - this species is surprisingly uncommon during the spring.

Two Sedge Warbler sivsanger sang at Breivik and a Peregrine vandrefalk at Tjeldstø - possibly hoping to grab one of the newly hatched goslings there. A Collared Dove tyrkedue was the first at Tjeldstø this year - fitting neatly into the usual pattern of occurrence.

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