Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Skogsøy 10 September

A light SE with drizzle was not the best of conditions for seawatching but there was still some migration in progress. A couple of hours here produced 15 Red-throated Diver smålom, five Grey Plover tundralo, three Red Knot polarsnipe and a selection of the usual waders heading south. A couple of juvenile Arctic Terns rødnebbterne also headed south - at least some terns have succeeded raising some young this year.

A Peregrine vandrefalk hunted passing Dunlin myrsnipe and other waders. At least 40 Common Crossbill grankorsnebb in the woods.

At Herdelevær the best bird was a Yellow wagtail gulerle. A Great-spotted Woodpecker flaggspett there was probably a migrant and a young White-tailed Eagle havørn flew over.

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