Monday, June 11, 2007

Øygarden 09 June 2007

Kick started the day at 03:00 with singing Spotted Crake myrrikse at Tjeldstø again.

Seawatching at Skogsøy, typically for the time of year, produced quality rather than quantity - with highlights including one each of Arctic tyvjo, Great storjo and Pomarine Skuas polarjo. In an Øygarden contex a flock of five Pinkfeet kortnebbgås were the best birds. Especially good in that I was guiding and trying to show off the area! Otherwise small numbers of Red-throated Diver smålom, Velvet Scoter sjøorre, Northern Fulmar havhest (VERY close in despite next to no wind) and the usual suspects

Greylags grågås continue to move south in small flocks 0f 15-20 birds - autmun migration already!

Two Collared Dove tyrkedue at Herdlevær were a typical late spring / early summer observation.

After Øygarden it was off to the Hardangervidda......WOW!

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