Saturday, January 20, 2007

Øygarden 19 January 2007

Another day spent counting and catching oiled birds, the majority of affected birds seen were still too healthy to catch (many of those that would have been catchable have been shot) but we managed to catch a few Eiders ærfugl and a Long-tailed Duck havelle and several more were on the edge of the net....
The man with the numbers

Again plenty of White-tailed Eagles havørn - seemingly feasting on the victims of the oil spill. Sparrowhawk spurvhauk, a few Curlew storspove, Ruddy Turnstone steinvender and Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt all seen as incidentals.

The male Blackcap munk turned up in my garden again and another was seen further north in Øygarden. A small flock of Redpoll brunsisik near Hjelme were the first I've seen this year.

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