Sunday, July 23, 2006

Skogsøy 23 July 2006

Juvenile Grey Heron gråhegre at the Skogsøy colony

The fresh onshore wind that was blowing as I went to bed last night was gone when I rose at dawn. However, having already got up I went out to Skogsøy anyway. Hot, humid and calm conditions meant few birds and great clouds of gnats - not exactly ideal seawatching conditions. First bird to pass was a Green Sandpiper skogsnipe, the first I've had this autumn.

Otherwise just the usual: 40+ Northern Gannet havsule, a few Atlantic Puffin lunde and a Great Skua storjo.

A Collared Dove tyrkedue was an unusual bird at Herdlevær on the way home.

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