Monday, September 17, 2007

Øygarden 17 September 2007

No birding recently but a flock of 34 Brent geese ringgås and three Velvet Scoter sjøorre heading south down Hjeltefjord indicated that things were on the move.

And indeed they were - a report of a Great Shearwater storlire from Svellingen had me out the door in no time. Hardly surprisingly no more passed during the half hour I managed in the field, but a Great Skua storjo, another 32 Brent Geese ringgås and a couple of Red-throated Diver smålom were worth the drive. Other species reported at Svellingen earlier in the day included a few Great Northern Diver islom and an Arctic Skua tyvjo.

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