Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Øygarden 08 May 2007 - First Pom

Sedge Warbler sivsanger, Tjeldstø
Not a hope of using autofocus on this typical view of this species!

Willow Warbler løvsanger, Herdlevær

Somewhat predicatably started the day off seawatching at Skogsøy. Generally fairly quiet with the highlight being virtually the first bird of the day - and my all time favourite - a splendid summer plumaged Pomarine Skua polarjo. Also seven Arctic Skua tyvjo and at least one Great Skua storjo.

Just 24 Red-throated Diver smålom and two White-billed Diver gulnebblom today along with most of the usual species including Velvet Scoter sjøorre, Whimbrel småspove and several Fulmar havhest.
At Breivik the second new species for Øygarden this year was a singing Sedge Warbler sivsanger. At least two, probably three more present at Tjeldstø where I also found a Curlew storspove nest containing three eggs.

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