Monday, February 18, 2008

Tjeldstø 18 February 2008

Record shot of a female Bullfinch dompap taken one-handed through the sitting room window whilst talking on the phone

Best birds in a Tjeldstø / Øygarden context on this dull, wet but calm and mild day were a couple of Bullfinch dompap in my garden. A flock of 30+ Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt and a couple of Rock Pipit skjærpiplerke also seen at Tjeldstø.

A brief look at Solberg produced little other than five Velvet Scoter sjøorre on the sea together with the usual seaduck. Obvious northbound movement of large gulls with flocks passing more or less continuously.

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