Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Skogsøy 25 September 2007

Some impressive waves today....(click for larger version)

Herring Gull gråmake with pipefish havnål

Gannet havsule battling against the wind

Crap picture of two Pale-bellied Brents ringgås

Extremely difficult conditions today with a southerly gale whipping up salt spray which coated lenses and everything else too....
A few hours in the middle of the day produced 5 Red-throated Diver smålom heading south, a Great Skua storjo, two hrota (Pale-bellied) Brent Geese ringgås, a couple of Northern Fulmar havhest and about 40 Gannets havsule.
The only passeriens of interest were some Willow Tit granmeis - not a common species at Skogsøy and the first I have seen there for at least a couple of years....these birds are obviously on the move.

The best birds were probably two that got away - a99% certain Sabine's Gull and an interesting dark tern.

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