Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Skogsøy 25 March 2008

Coal Tit svartmeis - a common species in the woods at Skogsøy
Typical view of Wren gjerdesmett

Raven ravn - busy nest building today

The day started with snow falling and poor visibility but cleared up nicely after 08:00. This low cloud had obviously prevented migration up the coast - as soon as it cleared stuff started moving.

By far the best bird was the first White-billed Diver gulnebblom of the spring. Two Red-throated Diver smålom, Puffins lunde, and a light nothbound passage of Gannets havsule and Kittiwake krykkje were also noted.

At least six White-tailed Eagle havørn circled the area.

Elswhere in Øygarden a long suspected site gave one of the best Eagle Owl hubro experiences I've ever had with a bird singing in full view in the telescope for almost 20 minutes! Woodcock rugde roding in the same area.

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