Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tjeldstø 13 June 2007

Oystercatcher tjeld
Redshank rødstilk
Common Tern makrellterne
Not out birding as such, and then only in the heat of the day. Correspondingly little to be seen, just the usual local breeders. Common Tern makrellterne has recently been added to the Red Data List for Norway due to concerns over declining populations. Thankfully it seems there are still some around in Øygarden.

The local White-tailed Eagle havørn have, as usual at this time of year, become unpredictable. However, an adult flew over causing panic and concern among the gulls.
Yesterday a sinensis Great Cormorant mellomskarv rested beside Husvatnet, Tjeldstø. This scarce visitor to Hordaland seems to be becoming more regular. A guide to identification of this race can be found here.

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