Friday, August 01, 2008

Toftøy 01 August 2008

Sinensis Cormorant mellomskarv
sinensis Cormorant mellomskarv
Goldeneye kvinand

Visiting the woods / lake / reedbeds at Toftøy was well worth the trip. Highlights today were at least 10 Two-barred Crossbills båndkorsnebb and about the same of Common Crossbill grankorsnebb. Many more must be waiting to be found in Øygarden alone. The area was full of activity with several each of Sedge Warbler sivsanger and Whitethroat tornsanger along with all the usual woodland stuff.
The lake held threee sinensis Cormorants mellomskarv - all positively identified birds I have seen on freshwater in Øygarden have been of this race. The first Goldeneye kvinand of the autumn also present.

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