Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Øygarden 17 January 2007

Red-breasted Mergansers siland

Didn't get out today, just a quick "drive by" during the usual household chores. Only a few of the 100 or so Red-breasted Merganser siland I saw were obviously oiled. Thankfully most of them keep to areas that are thus far unaffected by the recent oil spill.

Despite the snowfall many flocks were full of the joys of spring - the males cavorting around the females in full courtship displays.....

A treatment centre will open in Øygarden tomorrow to take care of oiled seabirds - I hope to be out catching them. Watch this space....

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