Friday, March 02, 2007

Skogsøy 02 March 2007 - White-billed Diver!

Iceland Gull grønlandsmåke, Herdlevær

Raven ravn, Herdlevær
Once again fantastic weather and brilliant birding. A couple of hours seawatching produced plenty of interest including the first White-billed Diver gulnebblom of the year - incredibly early if this was migration. Another large diver may also have been this species.

Other noteable species included the first two Shelduck gravand of the year, 22 Northern Gannet havsule, 9 Little Auk alkekonge, 18 Oystercatcher tjeld and a light passage of auks. A Woodcock rugde flushed on the way out was probably the same inividual seen on my previous visit.

At Herdlevær a Peregrine vandrefalk, a Kestrel tårnfalk and the 2cy Iceland Gull grønlandsmåke were the best observations. More pictures of the Iceland Gull can be found here.

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