Saturday, March 24, 2007

Øygarden 24 March 2007

Migrating Oystercatcher tjeld
Orcas spekkhoggere

Crested tit toppmeis - a Skogsøy resident

A few hours at Skogsøy proved to be quite productive with highlights being a Red-necked Grebe gråstrupedykker heading south and a flock of seven Shelduck gravand heading north. Otherwise singles of Red-throated Diver smålom and Great Northern Divers islom on the move along with ca 950 Oystercatcher tjeld.

Stationary birds included a couple of Little Auk alkekonge, singing Redwing rødvingtrost and Song thrush måltrost, a flock of over 40 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt and most of the usual.

A few Orcas spekkhoggere headed south - no doubt feeding on the herring which seem to be present in good numbers.

Elsewhere in Øygarden the best of the rest included Mistle Thrush duetrost reported from Tjeldstø and Breivik.

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