Friday, May 04, 2007

Skogsøy 04 May 2007 Yet more divers...

Otter with wrasse at Skogsøy

Flock of resting Red-throated Diver smålom

With a brisk NNW wind blowing I was hoping for some skuas, instead there were five White-billed Diver gulnebblom, 212 Red-throated Diver smålom, a Great Northern Diver islom and an unidentified WB/GN Diver kjempelom. Unusually one of the White-billed Diver landed on the sea for a short while, a couple of Red-throated Diver flocks also landed briefly, actively feeding before moving on.

Nine Velvet Scoter sjøorre and 18 Atlantic Puffin lunde were among the other birds that passed.
Probably the best observation, however, was an Otter that came swimming past with a fish in its mouth - not exactly an everyday sight.

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