Sunday, August 24, 2008

Øygarden 24 August 2008

Young Hedge Accentor jernspurv
Otter with fish
Southbound Oystercatcher tjeld

A walk at "Hjelme West" left me wishing I had taken the zoom lens. A few wader flocks out on the islands remained unidentified with the exception of ca 15 Ruddy Turnstone steinvender. Gannets havsule very much in evidence in the strong southerly winds.
In the woods a couple of Woodcock rugde were probably birds that have bred in the area.
An otter catching fish and later sleeping on a rock was probably the best sighting.
At Husvatnet, Tjeldstø a couple of Dunlin myrsnipe and a Ruff brusfugl fed whilst a Kestrel tårnfalk hunted further north in the reserve.

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