Saturday, March 15, 2008

Øygarden 14 March 2008

At Solberg a few Skylark sanglerke headed north and 6 Purple Sandpipers fjæreplytt fed on the shore.

Hjelme Vest was a little better with a Great Northern Diver islom on the sea and over 35 Purple Sandpiper fjæreplytt seen. Long-tailed Duck havelle numbers up slightly but still nowhere near the pre-Server oil spill levels. Eiders ærfugl topped three figures for the first time this winter - the species has been virtually absent until now.

A 2cy Iceland Gull grønlandsmåke flew past the house and the first roding Woodcock rugde of the year was also seen. Four White-tailed Eagle havørn over Husvatnet meant the geese were somehwat nervous.

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